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Old 10-12-2017, 05:51 PM   #1
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Court clears way for 6-game suspension of Ezekiel Elliott

By The Associated Press October 12, 2017 4:45 PM


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FRISCO, Texas A federal appeals court has lifted an injunction that blocked a six-game suspension for Dallas Cowboys star Ezekiel Elliott, clearing the way for the NFL's punishment over domestic violence allegations and likely leading to the running back's legal team seeking further relief.
The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans on Thursday granted the league's emergency request to set aside the injunction and ordered the district court in Texas to dismiss Elliott's case. The three-judge panel voted 2-1 to back the NFL's argument.
A federal judge in Texas issued an injunction that blocked the suspension last month, agreeing with NFL players' union attorneys who argued that the investigation of the allegations in Ohio and subsequent appeal were unfair to Elliott.
The NFL countered that it followed procedures under the league's labor deal and that the union improperly filed a lawsuit before the appeals process was complete.
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Old 10-12-2017, 05:58 PM   #2
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He is a good back. But, missing Dak would hurt them way more than Zeke. Not saying that I think Dak is all world. But, QB is much more important than RB. I feel like Zeke's strength is getting that extra yard or two, kind of like Blount. But, he has been shut down this year several times just like what can happen to all good backs when there are no holes to run through.
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Couldn't have happened to a nicer guy. (Jerruh I mean)
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Old 10-12-2017, 07:21 PM   #4
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This sounds like a complete technicality that will just drag things out. Basically, Elliott filed his lawsuit before the appeals process was completely (knowing that Goodell would reject his appeal). But, the court ruled that invalidated his lawsuit.

So, now presumably he just re-files his lawsuit, since that problem is now gone. And presumably, since the facts are the same, the original court would then rule the same way and issue the injunction again. And the NFL would appeal. Which would bring you right back to where we were, just that the appeals court would then have to rule on the substance, not this technicality.

In practical terms, Elliott now has a week and a half to get the lower court to rule again -- he is on a bye week this week, so he wasn't going to play Sunday either way. He has another week to do his legal stuff. Sigh.
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Old 10-13-2017, 11:23 AM   #5
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One good thing about this case is that the cloud that is constantly hanging over Zeke has to be hurting the Cowboys somewhat.

Zeke should have took the initial suspension. Now, the Cowboys have had Zeke for 5 weeks and they are still 2 - 3.

I still don't think losing Zeke (if it happens) will have a major impact on the Cowboys. He is good. But, losing your starting RB is not like losing your starting QB IMO.
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