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Saturday, September 23, 2017

Ezekiel Elliott granted injunction, halting NFL from imposing suspension

Ezekiel Elliott

Ezekiel Elliott has scored a major legal victory against the NFL.

A Texas district court has granted the Dallas Cowboys running back’s request for a temporary restraining order as well as a preliminary injunction, which will stop the NFL from imposing a six-game suspension for the foreseeable future — likely the entire season — until the matter is fully resolved in court.

Per the ruling, the court ruled that Elliott was denied a fair hearing due to the lack of testimony from both commissioner Roger Goodell and Elliott’s alleged victim Tiffany Thompson during the appeals process.

The NFLPA had filed the lawsuit last week on Elliott’s behalf.

As noted, this likely ensures that Elliott will be free to play out the season, as legal proceedings stemming from this decision are unlikely to conclude before it ends. It is a major legal victory for him, the Cowboys, and the NFLPA, and another embarrassing black eye for the NFL and its disciplinary process.

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