NFL appeals Ezekiel Elliott injunction: What does this mean?
The six-game suspension the NFL handed down to Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott was put on hold when Judge Amos L. Mazzant III granted a preliminary injunction last Friday and the legal fight has moved on to its next step.
The NFL filed an appeal with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in hopes of getting that injunction overturned.
If the appeal is granted and the NFL succeeds in the next stage of the legal battle, Elliott’s suspension could go into effect.
So what does this mean?
Basically nothing for the 2017 season.
The average time for a case to go from notice of appeal to decision is over eight months. So that means it could potentially take place in May of 2018….
This is great news for the Cowboys and fantasy owners everywhere.
There is the option for either side to ask for an expedited appeal, although doing that didn’t make things move much faster in the case of Tom Brady‘s appeal of his four-game suspension.
The NFL ultimately came out on top in this case and is surely hoping for the same result this time around, although it may be a while before we find out.
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