Judge refuses to lift Ezekiel Elliott injunction

Rosalie Stanley
October 16, 2017

However, on Friday, attorneys for the Dallas Cowboys star and the NFL Players Association asked that same court to recall the mandate and rehear his case, but this time "en banc", or in front of all the court's panel of judges, instead of the typical three-judge panel.

The NFL recently scored a temporary victory in the Ezekiel Elliott suspension court case, but the running back's lawyers still have a card left to play. That's because a Texas judge is waiting to lift the injunction that was allowing Elliott to play, sources tell CBS Sports Radio Legal Analyst Amy Dash.

Full-panel rehearings are rare.

Per the report, U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant III will not lift the injunction until the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals makes a ruling on the injunction.

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The NFL announced Thusday that Elliott's suspension was effective immediately, though the appeals process still has to run its course and the Cowboys are not playing this weekend.

It's unclear when the court might address Elliott's latest petition. Had the petition been filed during the season, Brady would've had to serve his suspension, which means if the 5th Circuit takes more than about a week to decide, Elliott will have to remain on the sideline until it does.

By rule, Elliott and the NFLPA have 14 days to file a petition for a rehearing. As of now, Elliott is set to be suspended through Week 12. The NFL filed in that federal court after Elliott's appeal through the league was denied by arbitrator Harold Henderson last month.

However, the National Football League adamantly disagrees with this stance and issued a statement late Saturday claiming the injunction that would be issued would be merely "administrative" and would not affect Elliott's status.

Other reports by Guamnewswatch

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