Ezekiel Elliott suspension: Cowboys RB granted stay, will play vs. Chiefs

Ezekiel Elliott suspension: Cowboys RB granted stay, will play vs. Chiefs

The decision means that Elliott is eligible to play Week 9 against the Kansas City Chiefs.

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"This is bigger than a suspension".

The NFL has made clear that Elliott's suspension would carry over into the postseason should the Cowboys qualify.

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Failla, who heard arguments from the National Football League and NFLPA in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of NY, stayed the decision for 24 hours to afford Elliott and the NFLPA the opportunity to consider appellate options. This is my name and this is my reputation.

Why? As Elliott said on Friday, being labeled an abuser is bigger than football. "So every day is worth fighting". Through seven games this year, he's rushed for 690 yards and six touchdowns.

A panel of federal judges will convene next week to hear Elliott's request for an injunction that overturns Judge Katherine Failla's ruling from Monday.

Elliott's fight to get his suspension reversed, after the league announced his punishment due to allegations of domestic violence stemming from last summer, has left one question hanging over this NFL season: Will the second-year running back play this week?

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Elliott was accused of abusing his ex-girlfriend five times in the span of a week in 2016. It might be done soon, because if Elliott doesn't win his appeal of a judge denying his motion for a preliminary injunction, it's really hard to figure out another legal move for him.

The NFLPA also requested the 2nd Circuit expedite its request and issue an administrative stay.

It said "swift discipline" should not be manipulated by players and teams seeking to strategically time court challenges so that suspensions are served when they play weaker opponents or when an injury would already require a player to remain off the field.

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