Temporary restraining order puts suspension...
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott is eligible to play again as a NY judge granted his motion for a temporary restraining order blocking the six-game suspension for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy.
Elliott and the NFL Players Associations' temporary restraining order is good for 14 days, allowing him to play in the team's upcoming game against the San Francisco 49ers.
According to the Associated Press, Crotty granted the order pending a hearing before Judge Katherine Polk Failla and ordered the National Football League to appear before her October 30.
NFL Players Association attorneys, working on Elliott's behalf, indicated in an earlier filing Monday that they meant to seek a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction through the NY court.
"The Southern District Court in NY has issued a ruling on Ezekiel Elliott", Rapoport said.
The NFL temporarily can't enforce its suspension of Elliott. That gives both sides incentive to bargain, but it's hard to imagine anybody finding middle ground where one side doesn't have to admit nearly total defeat. Elliott has denied the allegations. Elliott's appeal of his suspension has become a roller coaster as it moves through the courts, with both sides striking major blows against the other over the course of the last six weeks. On Sept. 8, Texas District Court Judge Amos Mazzant called the NFL's arbitration process for Elliott "fundamentally unfair", USA Today reported at the time, and issued an injunction blocking the suspension.