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Ezekiel Elliot suspension delayed by restraining order

  • Elliot was suspended after he violated the NFL’s personal conduct policy
  • Ex-girlfriend Tiffany Thompson accused Elliot of domestic violence in 2016
  • The running back will be allowed to play with his team Sunday in San Francisco

Dallas Cowboys star Ezekiel Elliott has been granted another legal reprieve in the running back’s fight to avoid a six-game suspension over domestic violence allegations.

A federal judge granted a temporary restraining order blocking the league’s suspension Tuesday night, clearing Elliott to play Sunday at San Francisco.

US District Judge Paul Crotty’s ruling comes five days after a federal appeals court overturned a Texas court’s injunction that had kept Elliott on the field this season.

The second-year pro has denied the allegations of domestic abuse made by ex-girlfriend Tiffany Thompson in 2016.

Elliott, last year’s NFL rushing leader as a rookie, was barred from the team’s facility Tuesday as players returned from their off week. 

The NFL placed him on the suspended list Friday, a day after the ruling from the 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans. 

A federal judge granted Dallas Cowboys star Ezekiel Elliott (pictured, December 2016) has been granted a restraining order, delaying his six-game suspension over domestic violence allegations