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.
The latest ruling keeps Elliott eligible to play this Sunday against the Washington Redskins at FedEx (NYSE:) Field under the temporary restraining order granted last Tuesday by another U.S. District judge in NY blocking the suspension. According to reports this morning, that request was denied, ensuring that Elliott will be able to play in the Cowboys' critical Sunday road game in Washington.More news: Mansfield takes strides against breast cancer
That observation comes with two caveats.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell originally handed Elliott a six-game suspension in August over domestic violence allegations, but the ban has yet to go into effect as the running back and the NFLPA took the league to court. Overall this season, Elliott has totaled 540 yards and four scores on the ground. "The way that this has come down from the National Football League, it has not presented him in a fair light". The league believes it's not required to provide fundamental fairness in connection with player discipline, an intriguing legal point but, frankly, a troubling glimpse into how the league views its players.