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10/12/17 - RB Ezekiel Elliott's six-game suspension is back in force after a federal appeals court lifted the injunction that was halting the sanction.
The NFL issued the suspension over an alleged domestic-violence incident.
The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans voted 2-1 in favor of the NFL, which requested an emergency hearing after a district court in Texas blocked the suspension last month. The appeals court ordered the Texas court to dismiss Elliott's case. Elliott's representatives are expected to appeal Thursday's developments.
10/08/17 - RB Ezekiel Elliott, who has a possible six-game suspension hanging over him off the field, had his best game of the season against Green Bay. He rushed for 116 yards on 29 carries and now has 398 rushing yards in three career games against the Packers.
10/04/17 - RB Ezekiel Elliott opened up on how he is handling his ongoing legal battle with the NFL over his six-game suspension.
"Just keeping my eyes on what's important," he said. "That's just being the best running back I can for this team. Just not letting it spill over into my work. And just making sure that I'm focused, and these guys, these teammates I have, they've been great, just helping me be focused on this game and being focused on being the running back I need to be for this team."
He said it's harder than it sounds.
"It is but, you know what I mean, it's my profession, it's what I do to make my living," Elliott said, "and I've got to be that guy for this team. Sometimes you've got to sacrifice for the ones you love. These guys, like I said, they make it a lot easier for me because every day I come into this facility I can kind of just forget everything at the door and just focus on, like I said, having fun on the field and being who I need to be for the team."
10/02/17 - RB Ezekiel Elliott did not attend a court hearing in New Orleans. Oral arguments were made on his suspension case, but no ruling was issued.
The hearing lasted about an hour and featured questions from the three-judge panel to lawyers for both the league and the NFL Players Association. The court is conducting a hearing on the NFL's motion to block an injunction that has allowed Elliott to continue to play after the league suspended the second-year running back for six games. The NFL said it would file a response brief on Tuesday morning, per the Star-Telegram of Fort Worth. The court promised a quick ruling once that brief is filed. Elliott received the six-game ban followed a year-long investigation into his alleged domestic violence against his former girlfriend, Tiffany Thompson.
10/01/17 - RB Ezekiel Elliott played his last game Sunday before a federal appeals court hears the NFL and NFLPA's case on Monday over his domestic violence incident. The court could reinstate the NFL's six-game suspension of Elliott for violating the league's personal conduct policy.
Elliott produced 85 yards and a touchdown on 21 carries, plus 54 yards and a touchdown on four receptions against the Rams.
09/27/17 - RB Ezekiel Elliott might be playing his final game with the Cowboys before facing a six-game suspension.
Elliott's legal fight against the NFL turns to an oral hearing by the 5th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals at 1 p.m. Monday in New Orleans.
The NFL and Elliott/NFL Players Association will present arguments on whether the U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Texas, which has given Elliott a preliminary injunction blocking the suspension that is allowing him to play, had subject matter jurisdiction in Elliott's case.
The NFL wants the case thrown out or at least a stay of the injunction while it's decided in court.
Elliott wants the motion for a stay denied, keeping him the field until the case runs through the court system.
The judge could rule before next week's Packers game.
If the courts decide that the case never should've been heard in the lower court in the Eastern District of Texas in the first place and throw it out, the whole process will likely start over in the Southern District of New York.
Elliott would then request a temporary restraining order/preliminary injunction from the judge there.
09/18/17 - RB Ezekiel Elliott ran into a defensive buzz-saw and was limited to 8 yards rushing on nine carries.
"We just couldn't get any movement on the ball and establish the running game," Elliott said. "It's frustrating but it's Week 2. We've just got to go back and watch the film and rebuild, make sure we are getting better."
Still, asked the last time he had been held to less than 10 yards rushing in a game, Ezekiel replied "Never."
09/18/17 - RB Ezekiel Elliott will continue playing after a judge denied the NFL's appeal for a stay of the preliminary suspension injunction. Judge Amos Mazzant's ruling Monday in Texas means the case will now move to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans, where the NFL has already filed an appeal in the case. Elliott, 22, was suspended six games by the NFL on Aug. 11 following a 13-month league investigation that he had multiple physical confrontations in the summer of 2016 in Ohio with his girlfriend at the time.
09/11/17 - RB Ezekial Elliott, playing after an injunction filed against the NFL allowed him to start the season despite a six-game suspension for domestic violence, rushed for 104 yards on 24 carries in the Cowboys win over the Giants. "I talked to him, I knew he was excited," quarterback Dak Prescott said. "He was ready to get out there, put some of this other stuff behind him and just go be with his team and play a good game tonight." Elliott also caught fve passes for 36 yards.
09/08/17 - RB Ezekiel Elliott of the Dallas Cowboys won in court on Friday when U.S. District Court judge Amos Mazzant III granted a request by the NFL Players Association for a temporary restraining order to prevent the implementation of his six-game suspension. Elliott's suspension for violating the league's personal conduct policy was set to begin on Monday, one day after he was eligible to compete in the Cowboys' season-opening game against the NFC East rival New York Giants. With the injunction, Elliott likely will be able to continue playing as the legal process plays out. Elliott, who was not arrested nor charged in the case, maintained his innocence after being accused of assaulting his former girlfriend, Tiffany Thompson. The original punishment was issued by Goodell on Aug. 11 after a 13-month investigation.