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Sports Another hearing set over Ezekiel Elliott's 6-game ban

23:00  06 november  2017
23:00  06 november  2017 Source:   cbc.ca

Judge denies NFL's request to hasten Elliott hearing

  Judge denies NFL's request to hasten Elliott hearing A U.S. District Court judge has denied the NFL's request to expedite a hearing on the injunction to Ezekiel Elliott's six-game suspension, ESPN reports. The decision clears the way for the running back to remain in the lineup for the Dallas Cowboys' next game against the Washington Redskins. The hearingThe hearing will go on as scheduled next Monday, Oct. 30, a day after the Cowboys' Week 8 game.

NEW YORK — A federal appeals court has set a Thursday hearing as attorneys for Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott seek a longer-lasting injunction to stop his six - game suspension over domestic violence allegations.

A federal appeals court has set a Thursday hearing as attorneys for Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott seek a longer-lasting injunction to stop his six - game suspension over alleged domestic violence.

Another hearing set over Ezekiel Elliott's 6-game ban © Ron Jenkins/Getty Images Another hearing set over Ezekiel Elliott's 6-game ban

A federal appeals court has set a Thursday hearing as attorneys for Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott seek a longer-lasting injunction to stop his six-game suspension over domestic violence allegations.

The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday issued an emergency stay of the NFL's punishment, the third legal reprieve for Elliott. It cleared last year's league rushing leader to play in Sunday's game against Kansas City. Elliott scored the go-ahead touchdown in the Cowboy's 28-17 win over the Chiefs.

It is possible, if not likely, that the three-judge panel in New York will rule as early as Thursday, after oral arguments, on whether Elliott can play Sunday at Atlanta.

None of the judges assigned to Elliott's case presided over the NFL's winning appeal in Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's four-game suspension in the Deflategate case.

Elliott's suspension has been weaving through the courts since he was ordered in August to serve the ban for violating the league's personal conduct policy.

Jerry Jones to Roger Goodell: 'I'm Gonna Come After You With Everything I Have' .
Jerry Jones to Roger Goodell: 'I'm Gonna Come After You With Everything I Have'Jones, who has threatened to sue other NFL owners should they move forward with negotiating a new contract for Goodell, told Goodell his intentions after the commissioner informed Jones that Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott would be suspended for six games for domestic violence issues.

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