NFL has appealed Ezekiel Elliott injunction to 5th Circuit Court of Appeals

By Scooby Axson
September 11, 2017

The National Football League asked a federal appeals court to reverse a preliminary injunction granted to the NFL Players Association in regards to Dallas Cowboys All-Pro running back Ezekiel Elliott's six-game suspension.

The appeal was filed in the 5th Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals, which is based in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Elliott was suspended for six games on Aug. 11 for violating the league's personal conduct policy after a police investigation of domestic violence against an ex-girlfriend.

An arbitrator upheld that decision prompting Elliott to file an injunction.

That injunction was granted by the Eastern District of Texas in Sherman, Texas and a temporary restraining order was put in place allowing Elliott to play this season while the case works its way through the court.

Elliott had 104 yards rushing and 36 yards receiving in the Cowboys' 19–3 win over the New York Giants on Sunday night.

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