Ezekiel Elliott suspended six games (UPDATED)
UPDATE: On Wednesday, Elliott was granted another legal reprieve on his domestic violence case. A federal judge granted Elliott an temporary restraining order allowing Elliott to play the game on Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017 against the San Francisco. U.S. District Judge Paul Crotty granted the request for the temporary restraining order. He order the team to appear before presiding judge Katherine Polk Failla by Oct. 30, 2017, arguing why the suspension should not be blocked until the case can go to New York and Texas to rule on the challenge.
Dallas Cowboys star running back Ezekiel Elliott is facing a six game suspension due to allegedly assaulting a woman.
Elliott was initially given an injunction (an authoritative warning or order), but that was appealed in court on Thursday, Oct.12, 2017. He is now seeking a restraining order in order to keep playing.
A hearing has been scheduled at 2 p.m. on Oct. 17, 2017, and a ruling could come before the Dallas game against in San Francisco on Sunday Oct. 22, 2017.
On Oct. 17, 2017 lead National Football League counsel Paul D. Clement wrote that the National Football League Players Association filing in New York "recognizes that the district court's preliminary injunction is no longer in force."
NFL spokesperson Joe Lockhart told reporters that Elliott's "suspension is in place." Elliott has only been able to play the first five games.
Jeffrey Kessler, lead attorney for the Players Association case, wrote in the restraining order that Elliott would suffer an irreversible harm since he "stands to miss nearly half of the NFl's 16 game regular season and will be prohibited from practicing with his team leading up to the games for which his suspension is in effect. The NFLPA were denied their fundamental right to cross examine the woman who accused Elliott of assaulting her."
"Barring the restraining order, Elliott is slated to miss his first game under the ban on Sunday. If the suspension is left in place, Elliott would miss games against the 49ers, Washington Redskins, Kansas City Chiefs, Atlanta Falcons, Philadelphia Eagles and Los Angeles Chargers. He would be eligible to return against Washington on Nov. 30, 2017," according to USA Today.