Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott granted second injunction, suspension put on hold again
Ezekiel Elliott is back again, for the time being.
Southern District of N.Y. Judge Paul Crotty granted Ezekiel Elliott a temporary restraining order Tuesday night, meaning his six-game suspension is again on hold.
Elliott's legal team had filed the motion on Monday and was then granted an emergency hearing for Tuesday afternoon. The ruling prevents the NFL from its enforcing its six-game suspension yet.
According to the ruling, the Cowboys running back is now elidgible to play Sunday when the Cowboys travel to San Francisco to face the 49ers, and most likely will be allowed to play next week against Washington.
But he isn't out of the woods yet. Elliott and his team will have to make a case to keep the injunction to presiding Judge Katherine Fallia, when she returns from vacation on or before Oct. 30. Judge Crotty who made the decision, was filling-in on the emergency hearing.
Elliott was originally suspended by the NFL for six-games earlier this year, in response to sexual assault allegations made by an ex-girlfriend. No formal criminal charges were made against Elliott, leading to the NFL's own investigation.