Ezekiel Elliott won in court on Friday. Judge Amos Mazzant III granted a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction against the NFL’s six-game suspension of Elliott, handing the Dallas Cowboys running back a big victory.
It now appears this will play itself out in court over the next few months, but Elliott is immediately eligible to play. According to people on the ground with legal knowledge, it looks like he’ll be able to suit up all season while this drags on in the legal system if the NFL decides to appeal the ruling to the 5th Circuit court.
The crux of the ruling appears to be that Elliott didn’t receive a fair hearing from the NFL:
Judge Mazzant also claimed that arbitrator Harold Henderson violated the NFL’s collective bargaining agreement:
For now, Elliott has been granted a restraining order against the suspension and he can play until further notice.
We’ll update this as we hear more.