Several media outlets on Saturday afternoon — including NBC and CBS Sports — reported that a legal quirk in the Ezekiel Elliott case in the NFL meant that Elliott’s six-game suspension had been put on hold yet again until the final appeals ruling could be clarified.
The NFL was not buying it. On Saturday, the NFL released their own statement their their PR representative that the court order was simply an administrative order and did not affect the appeals court’s ruling that Elliott’s six-game suspension would stand.
The suspension of Ezekiel Elliott remains in place. The order from the district court is administrative and does not in any way change the appeals court’s order vacating the preliminary injunction. Any report to the contrary is inaccurate and misleading.
The original reports certainly appeared to be another development in the case, as it appeared that the NFLPA might get their wish to continue fighting the case on Elliott’s behalf. At least for now, though, it looks like the NFL is trying to put the squash on it so they can start to enforce Elliott’s suspension.
The Cowboys are off this week, and Elliott’s suspension, if indeed upheld, will not take effect unitl then.