Sports NFL trying to speed appeal over blocked Elliott suspension

06:26  14 september  2017
06:26  14 september  2017 Source:   MSN

Report: Elliott's 6-game suspension upheld after appeal hearing

  Report: Elliott's 6-game suspension upheld after appeal hearing Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott's six-game suspension has been upheld by arbitrator Harold Henderson following last week's appeal hearing.Elliott also had a hearing on his motion to file a temporary restraining order against the suspension Tuesday evening. The judge said that a ruling will be made on Elliott's motion by 5:00 p.m. CT on Friday, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero.

The NFL is trying to accelerate the timeline in its appeal of a federal judge's injunction that blocked Dallas running back Ezekiel Elliott 's six-game suspension over a domestic violence case. The NFL quickly answered a filing from Elliott 's attorneys Wednesday, telling U.S. District Judge.

FRISCO, Texas -- The NFL is trying to accelerate the timeline in its appeal of a federal judge's injunction that blocked Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott 's six-game suspension over a domestic violence case.

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FRISCO, Texas - The NFL is trying to accelerate the timeline in its appeal of a federal judge's injunction that blocked Dallas running back Ezekiel Elliott's six-game suspension over a domestic violence case.

The NFL quickly answered a filing from Elliott's attorneys Wednesday, telling U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant that the league would immediately go to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans if he didn't rule on its request for a stay of his injunction by Thursday.

The legal manoeuvrings are unlikely to keep last year's NFL rushing leader from playing Sunday at Denver. He had already been cleared to play in a season-opening win over the New York Giants before Mazzant granted his request for an injunction.

Texas judge denies NFL bid to reinstate Ezekiel Elliott suspension

  Texas judge denies NFL bid to reinstate Ezekiel Elliott suspension A federal judge in Texas has denied the NFL's request to suspend his injunction that blocked a six-game suspension for Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott. The ruling from U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant on Monday was expected and came after the NFL had already moved on to the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans with the same request.In his ruling, Mazzant criticized the NFL for not waiting for his decision after using the argument of premature filings against the NFL Players Association in Elliott's request for the injunction. The judge wrote that the "irony is not lost on the court.

FRISCO, Texas — The NFL is trying to accelerate the timeline in its appeal of a federal judge’s injunction that blocked Dallas running back Ezekiel Elliott ’s six-game suspension over a domestic violence case.

The NFL is trying to accelerate the timeline in its appeal of a federal judge's injunction that blocked Dallas running back Ezekiel Elliott 's six-game suspension over a domestic violence case.

The NFL had until Friday to respond to arguments from Elliott's camp against Mazzant putting his injunction on hold pending hearings. In that scenario, Mazzant wouldn't have ruled until next week.

"If this court declines to grant relief, respondents intend to seek a stay from the Court of Appeals and believe it is important to give the Court of Appeals the opportunity to act promptly," NFL attorneys wrote.

The 22-year-old Elliott was suspended by Commissioner Roger Goodell last month, and attorneys representing Elliott for the NFL Players' Association contended in a lawsuit that Elliott didn't get a fair hearing in an appeal that was denied.

Elliott was suspended after the league concluded he had several physical confrontations last summer with Tiffany Thompson, a former girlfriend. Prosecutors in Columbus, Ohio, decided about a year ago not to pursue the case in the city where Elliott starred for Ohio State, citing conflicting evidence.

Court sets hearing, clearing Elliott at least 2 more games

  Court sets hearing, clearing Elliott at least 2 more games A federal appeals court has set oral arguments for Oct. 2 in the NFL’s bid to reinstate Ezekiel Elliott’s six-game suspension over a domestic case in Ohio, meaning the star Dallas Cowboys running back will play at least two more games. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans posted the notice Friday, clearing the way for last year’s NFL rushing leader to play Monday night at Arizona and at home Oct. 1 against the Los Angeles Rams.The court is seeking briefs from both sides by Wednesday on the issue of U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant’s jurisdiction.

FRISCO, Texas — The NFL is trying to accelerate the timeline in its appeal of a federal judge's injunction that blocked Dallas running back Ezekiel Elliott 's six-game suspension over a domestic violence case.

The NFL is trying to accelerate the timeline in its appeal of a federal judge's injunction that blocked Dallas running back Ezekiel Elliott 's six-game suspension over a domestic violence case.

In their latest filing, attorneys for Elliott argue that the NFL can't meet the standard for irreparable harm because the league can still suspend the Dallas star if its wins on appeal.

The league argues that the harm is in Mazzant's ruling interfering with a labour deal that was approved by both sides.

"Petitioner should not be allowed to evade its CBA obligations by delaying suspensions indefinitely through the courts," NFL attorneys wrote.

A notice has been filed with the federal appeals court, but future filings with the three-judge panel in New Orleans have been on hold while the league followed the procedure of asking Mazzant for a stay of his ruling.

The NFL said its conclusions in suspending Elliott after a yearlong investigation were based on photographs, text messages and other electronic evidence. The running back denied the allegations under oath during the appeal.

The league has argued that it acted within the parameters of a labour agreement that gives Goodell broad authority to suspend players, and that the appeal process was consistent with its personal conduct policy.

Attorneys for Elliott contended that the appeal hearing before Harold Henderson was unfair because Henderson barred Thompson and Goodell from testifying and excluded notes from the investigation that were favourable to Elliott. Mazzant's ruling for the injunction largely agreed.

Elliott, who had 1,631 yards rushing last year as a rookie, finished with 104 yards in the 19-3 win over the Giants.

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NFL denied stay of Elliott injunction, has appealed to higher court .
A U.S. District Court judge denied the NFL's motion for a stay of the preliminary injunction of Ezekiel Elliott's six-game suspension Monday.Judge Amos L. Mazzant III previously ruled that the Dallas Cowboys running back didn't receive a fundamentally fair hearing from the NFL during his appeal process, which was overseen by arbitrator Harold Henderson.

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