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Eagles Forum _ Philadelphia Eagles or Football Related Discussion _ Ezekiel Elliot Suspension Reinstated

Posted by: JeeQ Oct 30 2017, 09:42 PM

The on-again, off-again, on-again, off-again Ezekiel Elliott suspension is . . . ON.

Judge Katherine Polk Failla has denied Elliott’s motion for preliminary injunction. It means that Elliott’s suspension is back on. For now.

Elliott’s camp will appeal. However, until he can get the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit to rule, he will miss time.

The Cowboys play the Chiefs at home on Sunday in Week Nine. Barring a successful appeal, Elliott will also miss games against the Falcons, Eagles, Chargers, Washington, and Giants.


Posted by: nephillymike Oct 31 2017, 04:50 AM

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Posted by: Zero Oct 31 2017, 06:16 AM

Elliott is unlikely to get help from the Second Circuit. For starters, his situation is hardly a matter of great societal importance. While Elliott’s case is newsworthy, it is fundamentally about whether a football player is eligible to play in six games. No one’s life is on the line. No one is going to be sent to prison or deported. Emergency hearings are typically not granted unless there is a real emergency.

Second, as mentioned above, in order for Elliott to be granted a stay, he would need to show irreparable harm. Judge Failla categorically rejected this possibility in her order:

“[F]uture economic injuries such as lost profits are compensable through monetary awards. And any individual honors Elliott might attain absent suspension depend on countless variables — such as the Cowboys’ overall offensive performance, his opponents’ defensive performance, and Elliott’s health — that together render this alleged harm far too speculative to justify injunctive relief. As for damage to Elliott’s reputation, cases in this Circuit require a more concrete economic impact than mere negative publicity to constitute irreparable harm.” ...

Posted by: JeeQ Oct 31 2017, 08:45 AM

Cowboys lose their top RB as we snag Jay Ajayi for a 4th

Posted by: dsc5085 Oct 31 2017, 09:09 AM

How sad - Ezekiel Elliott was hitting his stride

Posted by: Zero Oct 31 2017, 09:34 AM

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How sad - Ezekiel Elliott was hitting his stride

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Posted by: JeeQ Oct 31 2017, 06:11 PM

Motion For A Stay... Denied

In a ruling that will come as a surprise to no one, Judge Katherine Polk Failla already has denied the NFLPA’s request for an emergency injunction blocking Ezekiel Elliott‘s suspension pending appeal.

“For the Court to grant the NFLPA’s motion for a stay at this stage would in effect be to reverse its decision of last night,” Judge Failla said in her ruling.

The NFLPA expected the decision and now will go to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals with an emergency motion asking for an injunction pending the appeal in that court.

The NFLPA argues that Elliott will suffer “irreparable harm” if he serves a suspension another court proceeding later overturns. Failla’s decision on Monday rejected that argument without explanation.

The NFLPA and Elliott are using their remaining options to try to keep him on the field, with his NFL suspension back on for now.

Posted by: Zero Oct 31 2017, 07:28 PM

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Motion For A Stay... Denied
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Posted by: Zero Nov 3 2017, 04:15 PM

QUOTE (Zero @ Oct 31 2017, 08:28 PM) *
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And now he's ... for one game.

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