Ezekiel Elliott gets temporary restraining order blocking suspension

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Crotty arrived at his favorable decision for Elliott in part due to his opinion that the league's argument about the above notion not applying under the Labor Management Relations Act is "quite wrong".

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott is eligible to play again as a NY judge granted his motion for a temporary restraining order blocking the six-game suspension for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy.

The Dallas Morning News, the New York Times, NFL.com and Sports Illustrated have coverage.

The person told the AP that U.S. District Judge Paul Crotty would hear arguments Tuesday in NY because the presiding judge, Katherine Polk Fialla, is out of town.

Elliott and the NFL Players Associations' temporary restraining order is good for 14 days, allowing him to play in the team's upcoming game against the San Francisco 49ers.

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The NFL temporarily can't enforce its suspension of Elliott. Elliott and his team will have to make a case to keep the injunction to presiding Judge Katherine Fallia, when she returns from vacation on or before October 30. A three-judge panel from the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals vacated the injunction blocking the suspension.

Moore explained there could be motivation from both sides to reach a settlement considering the restraining order Judge Paul Crotty issued Elliott is only temporary with a future court date with Judge Katherine Failla looming.

Elliott was originally suspended by the National Football League for six-games earlier this year, in response to sexual assault allegations made by an ex-girlfriend.

Failla will weigh in on the preliminary injunction, which will determine if Elliott's six-game suspension will happen during the 2017 campaign or get pushed further back (if he serves it at all).

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