Ezekiel Elliott’s battle against the NFL in the wake of the league suspending him for six games remains ongoing. However, Friday afternoon provided yet another “win” for Elliott and his legal team, the New York Daily News is reporting that the suspension could be on hold after the NFLPA offially filed a temporary restraining order in a federal court in order to vacate Elliott’s suspension.
If the order is granted, it would allow the Dallas Cowboys running back to continue playing until the final verdict is handed down. This naturally hearkens back to the situation with Tom Brady in the aftermath of Deflategate, as the Patriots operated for a full season with their franchise quarterback under center while the legal proceeding dragged on throughout.
The NFLPA’s emergency filing on Elliott’s behalf references that the suspension would be “inflicting instantaneous and irreparable harm” and, even if that reads as overzealous, the running back and those on his side seem determined to keep him on the field for as long as possible.
The filing comes after reports that NFL lead investigator Kia Roberts recommended no suspension and testified that during an appeal hearing following interviews with Elliott’s ex-girlfriend. According to that report, Roberts was not consulted when the league officially made their ruling on handing down a six-game suspension to Elliott.