Judge denies NFL motion, Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott to continue to play

Judge denies NFL motion to remove stay of 6-game suspension

(AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
(AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott will continue to play after a U.S. District Court judge in Texas denied the NFL's motion for an emergency stay of an injunction on Monday.

The move means the case will now work its way through the court system and Elliott will be on the field until another hearing takes place. 

Commissioner Roger Goodell suspended Elliott for six games in August in relation to allegations of domestic violence.

Elliott appealed the suspension, but it was upheld by arbitrator Harold Henderson.  

The NFL players' union sued on Elliott's behalf and was granted a temporary injunction blocking the suspension.

The case now heads to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans, where the NFL has already filed an appeal to force Elliott to serve his suspension while the case is heard.  

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