On Tuesday, Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott was granted another temporary restraining order against his six-game suspension from the NFL. It makes him eligible to play this week against the San Francisco 49ers and the following week against the Washington Redskins. Per ESPN:
“U.S. District Judge Paul Crotty's ruling comes five days after a federal appeals court overturned a Texas court's injunction that had kept Elliott on the field.
Crotty granted the request for a temporary restraining order pending a hearing before the presiding judge, Katherine Polk Failla, who is on vacation. He ordered the league to appear before Failla by Oct. 30 to argue why the suspension should not be blocked until courts in New York and Texas can rule on challenges the players' union brought against the suspension.”
Since Elliott’s suspension for domestic violence allegations was announced in August, this is the second time he has won a temporary restraining order. He has yet to have to sit any games.
So, Elliott’s fantasy football owners can rest easy, at least for the next couple of weeks. This is eerily reminiscent of the Tom Brady suspension saga that lasted a couple of years and ultimately ended with Brady serving his four-game suspension. Elliott may not have to serve a suspension at any point this year, but don’t be surprised if his legal actions are all for nought and he winds up serving the six-game ban.