Elliott's injunction appeal hearing set for Thursday in NY federal court


Ahead of the Cowboys' week nine home game against the Chiefs, it was announced early in the morning that RB Ezekiel Elliott would be eligible to play as the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals overturned the recent decision to not uphold his suspension. That's not who I am. "Every day is worth fighting".

Elliott's playing status is up in the air for the second-straight week. The NFL, however, found there was sufficient evidence to suspend Elliott six games - the baseline punishment for domestic violence under the league's personal conduct policy - in August. Elliott, who was not arrested or charged in the case, maintains his innocence after being accused of assaulting his former girlfriend in Columbus, Ohio. That will allow Elliott to remain active until the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit rules on whether he deserves an injunction as the merits of the case are determined. It cleared last year's league rushing leader to play in Sunday's game against Kansas City.

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A federal judge in Texas granted the NFLPA's request for a preliminary injunction.

It is possible, if not likely, that the three-judge panel in NY will rule as early as Thursday, after oral arguments, on whether Elliott can play Sunday at Atlanta. The NFL planned to enforce Elliott's suspension beginning Sunday until Friday's intervention by the appeals court. "He knows the system". Unlike last week, Elliott will get to practice since he's not now suspended.