Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott won’t be back in court until Oct. 30, according to reports coming out on Monday morning. The NFL had been hoping to speed the legal process up a bit more, but the courts don’t appear too concerned with the NFL’s schedule.
“BREAKING: Judge Failla rejects NFL attempt to speed up [the Ezekiel Elliott] case,” wrote attorney Daniel Wallach. “Will hold injunction hearing on 10/30 at 5 pm. [The] 5 pm scheduling of the injunction hearing suggests Judge Failla is in trial that day. Also means that PI hearing may not start on time.”
The entire saga continues to drag on. Remember, it all began before the 2016 season, when Elliott was first accused of domestic violence against his former girlfriend. In the big picture, a few more days are nothing. In the short term, though, it has a big impact on the Cowboys’ schedule. They’ll have Elliott when they play the rival Washington Redskins on Sunday.
“JUST IN: Zeke Elliott’s case will not be heard this week by Judge Failla, which means he WILL play vs. Washington on 10/29,” noted Mike Leslie of WFAA.
This also stretches things out if Elliott is eventually suspended. Despite his efforts, many believe it’s really just a matter of time and that he’s just putting off the inevitable. Every week he’s out is one week closer to the playoffs that he’ll be suspended, if that winds up being true. If this takes long enough, he could even be suspended for the playoffs or the beginning of next season.
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