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Judge Blocks Ezekiel Elliott’s Suspension, Will Play Week 1 and Likely All Season

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A federal judge has blocked the NFL’s six-game suspension handed down to Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott, opening the door for him to play immediately – and for the forseeable future.

U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant granted Elliott a preliminary injunction, preventing the NFL from enforcing the suspension it handed down in August.

The suspension came down in early August after the league concluded Elliott violated the NFL’s personal conduct policy, which stemmed from domestic violence allegations. The NFL and NFLPA exchanged some pretty heated tweets a few days later after the union filed an appeal on Elliott’s behalf.

Elliott was scheduled to play in Week 1, then serve the suspension starting with Week 2. But that’s not happening now.

You can check out the document here:

Here is the NFLPA’s statement on Friday’s ruling:


Luis Medina

Luis is the Lead Writer at The Ten-Yard Line, and you can find him on Twitter at @lcm1986.