Ezekiel Elliott cleared for Week 8 after court ruling

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliot is safe for at least one more week after a judge on Monday turned down the NFL’s request for an expedited hearing in his case, according to a report from The Associated Press.

U.S. District Court Judge Katherine P. Failla confirmed the hearing will take place on Oct. 30 at 5 p.m. ET. If the judge does not grant the NFL Players Association and Elliott a preliminary injunction, he will be suspended again. If she does, his suspension will continue to be on hold as the case makes its way through court.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell originally handed Elliott a six-game suspension in August over domestic violence allegations, but the ban has yet to go into effect as the running back and the NFLPA took the league to court

Elliott, 22, was accused of having several physical confrontations during the summer of 2016 with his then-girlfriend Tiffany Thompson. The league decided to suspend him following a yearlong investigation despite prosecutors in Ohio declining to bring charges, citing conflicting evidence.

It remains to be seen if Elliott will be suspended again this season or if this legal case will continue well into 2018.

 

 

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