NFL Urges 5th Circ. To Make Elliott Serve Suspension Now

Law360, New York (September 15, 2017, 5:41 PM EDT) -- The NFL on Friday filed an emergency stay request with the Fifth Circuit to make Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott serve his six-game domestic violence suspension this season, following through on a warning made to a Texas federal judge if he did not rule on its stay bid by the end of Thursday.

The league asked the appellate court to stay a preliminary injunction issued by U.S. District Judge Amos L. Mazzant and make Elliott serve his suspension immediately. Judge Mazzant put the suspension on hold after he found Elliott's arbitration was fundamentally unfair, a ruling that could mean Elliott will not...

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