Ezekiel Elliott Suspension Will Be Petitioned by NFLPA for Rehearing

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistOctober 13, 2017

ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 01:  Ezekiel Elliott #21 of the Dallas Cowboys stands on the field during warmups before the game against the Los Angeles Rams at AT&T Stadium on October 1, 2017 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
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The NFL Players Association will be filing a petition with the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for a rehearing of Ezekiel Elliott's six-game suspension. 

Gaming and sports attorney Daniel Wallach tweeted the email NFLPA attorney Jeffrey L. Kessler sent to Judge Katherine Polk Failla on Friday about filing a petition:

Daniel Wallach @WALLACHLEGAL

BREAKING: NFLPA will be filing a petition for rehearing with the Fifth Circuit in the Ezekiel Elliott case https://t.co/DPwhfKKdbx

The move to petition comes after the court ruled against Elliott's preliminary injunction Thursday, reinstating the six-game suspension the NFL handed down to him for violating its personal-conduct policy. 

The NFL Network's Ian Rapoport passed along a statement from the league noting Elliott's suspension goes into immediate effect, making him eligible to return after the Dallas Cowboys' Nov. 23 home game against the Los Angeles Chargers, and the court directed the district court to dismiss the NFLPA's lawsuit filed on Elliott's behalf.         

Frank Salzano, Elliott's lawyer, said in a statement to Rapoport they were looking into all of their options to determine the best course of action. 

The NFL originally announced his suspension in August after the league conducted a yearlong investigation into allegations Elliott assaulted his former girlfriend, Tiffany Thompson.         


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