Ezekiel Elliott’s lawyers ‘exploring all’ legal options
Ezekiel Elliott’s six-game suspension for a violation of the NFL’s Personal Conduct Policy was reinstated on Thursday after a 5th circuit district court lifted an injunction that was blocking the suspension. Just because the suspension is back on does not mean that the lawyers for the Dallas Cowboys running back are done fighting.
Elliott’s lawyer Frank Salzano said in a statement Thursday that the legal team is exploring all of their legal options.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 12, 2017
The ruling from the three-judge panel made it clear they felt the NFLPA jumped the gun by filing a motion prior to the arbitration hearing for Elliott’s appeal had ended. There are also questions about the location of where Elliott filed.
One option Elliott’s team could explore would be filing for a temporary restraining order in New York.
3) see en banc rehearing in the Fifth Circuit (rehearing by the whole court). Given timing, I'd bet on combo of #2 and #3.
— Raffi Melkonian (@RMFifthCircuit) October 12, 2017
As of Thursday, Elliott is no longer allowed at the Cowboys’ facility. He would be eligible to return to the team on Nov. 24.