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

"It's bigger than football, them [NFL] trying to make me something I'm not". That's not who I am.

None of the judges assigned to Elliott's case presided over the NFL's winning appeal in Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's four-game suspension in the Deflategate case.

If he Faila's ruling is upheld, then Elliott will be suspended immediately. Elliott, who was not arrested or charged in the case, maintains his innocence after being accused of assaulting his former girlfriend in Columbus, Ohio.

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.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell suspended Elliott for six games on August 11 after a 13-month investigation concluded he was in violation of the league's personal-conduct policy for the incident in the summer of 2016.

The Second Circut granted him an emergency stay, pending the appeal on Friday.

Ultimately, this battle between the National Football League and Elliott/the NFLPA rages on and appears no closer to being resolved. 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.

That expired when U.S. District Judge Katherine Polk Failla on Monday rejected the request for an injunction. On Tuesday, Failla denied to issue a stay ahead of Elliott's appeal, which lawyers for the NFL Players Association filed on Wednesday.

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