Ezekiel Elliott suspension could be stayed after NFLPA files temporary restraining order

Dallas Cowboys' Cole Beasley talks with running back Ezekiel Elliott right on the sideline in the second half of a preseason NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders on Saturday Aug. 26 2017 in Arlington Texas

The players association filed a request for a temporary restraining order in the Eastern District of Texas late Thursday, according to an ESPN report, seeking to preemptively block any suspension National Football League arbitrator Harold Henderson may uphold on the Cowboys' star running back.

According to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, NFL lead investigator Kia Roberts testified this week that she recommended that Elliott not be suspended for his alleged domestic violence incidence.

That memo, produced by league director of investigations Kia Wright Roberts following her interviews with Thompson, became a significant battleground in Elliott's appeal of a six-game suspension this week in NY. According to ESPN's Dan Graziano, Roberts was the only figure associated with the NFL's case against Elliott to interview his accuser, Tiffany Thompson.

The NFLPA's big questions involve how the NFL decided that six games was an appropriate punishment and commissioner Roger Goodell's role, if any, in determining the discipline, the source told ESPN.

During the appeal hearing there was testimony that Friel barred Roberts from the meeting, a source said.

Following the production of that internal memo, she recommended no suspension for Elliott.

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Henderson is supposed to rule on the NFL's decision to suspend Elliott "as soon as practicable", according to the labor agreement.

With the hush-hush nature of the Ezekiel Elliott appeal over the last few days, fans and media are clinging to any sort of juicy rumor they can get their hands on.

The Cowboys open the regular season against the Giants on September 10. This means Elliott potentially could be permitted to play in the Cowboys home opener against the Giants and any game thereafter while the case works its way through the courts.

Elliott denied the allegations under oath in the appeal hearing, according to the lawsuit.

In the tweet above, the document states that "there was a League-orchestrated conspiracy by senior NFL executives, including NFL Senior Vice President and Special Counsel for Investigation Lisa Friel".

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