The Ezekiel Elliott case is taking fantasy owners on a rollercoaster.
The Cowboys running back was initially suspended by the NFL for six games for violating the league’s personal conduct policy via a past domestic violence incident.
Elliott then filed an appeal, only to have the suspension upheld at six games.
Just a week later, and it now appears as if Elliott will play the entire 2017-2018 season due to a Texas court temporally blocking the NFL’s ruling.
— SiriusXM NFL Radio (@SiriusXMNFL) September 8, 2017
The rilung by United States district judge Amos L. Mazzant III allows Ezekiel Elliott to remain on the field until the legal process is complete.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 8, 2017
The NFL will likely respond by challenging the ruling in the U.S. Court of Appeals and placing Elliott on the commissioner’s exempt list in an attempt to prevent him from playing while the case is active.
Backed by the NFL Players Association, Elliott could then in turn fight that ruling from the league.
The decision by the judge does not necessarily mean Elliott won’t serve a suspension, but means it will either be put off until a later time or thrown out.