NFL to ap­peal de­ci­sion to block El­liott’s six-game sus­pen­sion

The Catoosa County News - - COMMENTARY -

The NFL is ask­ing a fed­eral appeals court to re­view a judge’s de­ci­sion block­ing the league’s six-game sus­pen­sion of Dal­las run­ning back Ezekiel El­liott in a do­mes­tic vi­o­lence case.

The sus­pen­sion was put on hold last week by a fed­eral judge in Sher­man, Texas. The NFL filed no­tice with the Eastern Dis­trict of Texas on Mon­day that it would ap­peal to the 5th U.S. Cir­cuit Court of Appeals in New Or­leans.

The NFL’s lat­est fil­ing came about 12 hours af­ter El­liott rushed for 104 yards in the Cow­boys’ 19-3 win over the New York Gi­ants Sun­day night. El­liott said af­ter the game he was “re­lieved from the fact that I fi­nally get a fair trial.”

U.S. Dis­trict Judge Amos Maz­zant granted a tem­po­rary re­strain­ing or­der and an in­junc­tion block­ing the sus­pen­sion Fri­day. He agreed with at­tor­neys for El­liott and the play­ers’ union that El­liott didn’t get a fair hear­ing in his ap­peal of the sus­pen­sion.

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