A judge has denied the NFL's request for an expedited hearing regarding Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott and the injunction surrounding his six-game suspension, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.
Elliott's hearing will remain on its originally scheduled date of October 30. The clock is ticking...
A final decision could come October 30 in a NY court room when motion for a preliminary injunction that could keep Elliott on the field for the rest of the season is heard.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell suspended Elliott for six games on August 11 after the league's 13-month league investigation concluded he was in violation of the league's personal-conduct policy for the incident in the summer of 2016. He was granted a second temporary restraining order against the league last week to prevent the start of a six-game suspension. If that preliminary injunction is granted, Elliott will likely play for the remainder of the season, as the case works its way through the system.
Elliott took advantage of the reprieve to score three touchdowns and amass 219 yards from scrimmage in a 40-10 win at Levi's Stadium. The NFL has not been permitted to enforce the suspension all season. He also has 18 catches for 206 yards and two TDs. Last year's National Football League rushing leader had a career-best 219 yards from scrimmage, including a season-high 147 yards rushing.