Ezekiel Elliott granted stay and is eligible to play Sunday

Ezekiel Elliott granted stay and is eligible to play Sunday

Ezekiel Elliott granted stay and is eligible to play Sunday

The NFL Players Association and the NFL are not giving serious consideration to a settlement in the case involving Ezekiel Elliott's suspension, according to a person with knowledge of the case.

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.

Elliott rushed 27 times for 97 yards and a touchdown on short notice in the Cowboys 28-17 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs last Sunday. So I came in Friday and practiced and spent all day Friday watching a lot of film.


Ezekiel Elliott's lawyers have attempted to settle with the National Football League to reduce his six-game suspension.

Elliott will remain eligible to play until a ruling is handed down, and with the hearing scheduled later in the week, that likely improves the running back's chances of remaining eligible for Week 10 against the Atlanta Falcons. He was never charged with a crime by the Columbus, Ohio, authorities who investigated the allegations. That will allow Elliott to remain active until the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit rules on whether he deserves an injunction as the merits of the case are determined. Unlike last week, Elliott will get to practice since he's not now suspended.

It is possible, if not likely, that the three-judge panel in NY will rule as early as Thursday, after oral arguments, on whether Elliott can play Sunday at Atlanta.

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