Falcons anticipate Ezekiel Elliott in the backfield for Week 10 clash

  • Falcons anticipate Ezekiel Elliott in the backfield for Week 10 clash

Falcons anticipate Ezekiel Elliott in the backfield for Week 10 clash

This is something I'm going to have to live with beyond football.

While the fate of Ezekiel Elliott's six-game suspension is being decided in the courts, the Dallas Cowboys running back's lawyers attempted to settle his case with the National Football League, according to a report from ESPN. "Every day is worth fighting".

Early Friday morning, a judge from the 2nd circuit court temporarily blocked a lower-court ruling that required Elliott to begin serving a six-game suspension.

If the judges were to make a decision by Friday in which Elliott did not gain a preliminary injunction, then the suspension would start immediately and he would not play this week against the Atlanta Falcons.

Elliott received an administrative stay from the NY federal court last Friday, reinstating his eligibility for Sunday's game against the Kansas City Chiefs. Elliott was not charged by prosecutors for an alleged assault reported to police in Columbus, Ohio, in July 2016.

If the motion is granted, Elliott will be eligible to continue playing until the the district court's ruling on the denial of the injunction. The 2nd Circuit said its brief order does not constitute a resolution on the merits of the court case.

The NFL is unlikely to agree upon a settlement with Elliott.

It's was the continuation of a season-long process after he was granted a preliminary injunction, blocking the suspension for district judge in Sherman Texas, the Tuesday before the season opener.