The Associated Press reports that a Judge has given Dallas Cowboys star Ezekiel Elliott reprieve, temporarily blocking 6-game suspension. His next hearing is expected to be on or before October 30 in front of Judge Katherine Polk. And Elliott is suspended unless he is granted a new TRO or injunction by Judge Paul A. Crotty in NY today.
The temporary restraining order issued by Crotty on Tuesday is good for only two weeks.
The restraining order could very well keep Elliott on the field for the balance of the 2017-18 season, but the timetable for a hearing was not immediately clear.
Earlier Tuesday, that same appeals court denied the NFLPA's request to recall its mandate, keeping the suspension in effect.
A three-judge panel of the appeals court ruled 2-1 last week that Elliott's attorneys filed the Texas lawsuit prematurely because the arbitrator had yet to decide on the running back's appeal through the NFL. Facing a weak 49ers defense, Elliott is a top-five fantasy RB for his upcoming matchup.
Elliott, last year's National Football League rushing leader as a rookie, was barred from the team's facility Tuesday as players returned from their off week.
Elliott was suspended following a year-long investigation into domestic violence allegations by his ex-girlfriend Tiffany Thompson, arguing that the arbitration process was not fair to him.
If granted, Elliott could return to practice on Wednesday and play in Sunday's game until the case is heard in court. Brady won a preliminary ruling from a federal judge, just as Elliott did, before losing on appeal.