NFLPA, Elliott seeking emergency stay of ruling

NFLPA, Elliott seeking emergency stay of ruling

The NFL Players Association has filed an appeal with the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on behalf of Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott as he continues to fight his six-game suspension from the NFL over domestic violence allegations.

Elliott's suspension dates back to a year-long investigation into domestic violence accusations from his ex-girlfriend Tiffany Thompson, NFL.com reports.

When Elliott was granted an injunction in a Texas court last month, the league took the legal fight to the 5th Circuit court in New Orleans, which ruled in the NFL's favor on October 12.

While Elliott has 24 hours to appeal Monday's ruling, the suspension will be in place until the next hearing if he does appeal.

CBS Sports previously reported before the ruling was announced that the NFLPA would not be petitioning the 5th circuit for a rehearing of Elliott's case regardless of Failla's decision.

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A verdict on the appeal should come within the next couple of days.

He is eligible to return for the Cowboys' Dec. 17 matchup with the Oakland Raiders on NBC's Sunday Night Football.

The events of the case date back to February 2016, the legal action has been ongoing since July 2016 and the NFL's original suspension was handed out in August 2017.

Elliott attended the roughly two-hour hearing in NY on Monday, a day after rushing for 150 yards and two touchdowns in a 33-19 win at Washington.

Elliott left court on Monday without speaking to reporters.

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The NFL itself determined Elliott was guilty of domestic violence in a series of incidents previous year involving a former girlfriend, but OH authorities never charged Elliott with a crime.

Judge Failla declines Kessler invitation for her to rule from bench.

Elliott's still playing for now.

At the heart of the NFLPA's argument is that Elliott will suffer "irreparable harm" if the suspension is enforced without Elliott being able to use every legal effort to fight the penalty.

"And any individual honors Elliott might attain absent suspension depend on countless variables - such as the Cowboys' overall offensive performance, his opponents' defensive performance, and Elliott's health - that together render this alleged harm far too speculative to justify injunctive relief", Failla wrote. Elliott appealed, and the NFL's arbitrator, Harold Henderson, upheld Goodell's decision. He's tied for the league lead with six rushing touchdowns.

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