Skip navigation
Sign up to follow your favorites on all your devices.
Sign up

NFLPA makes it official, filing temporary restraining order in Ezekiel Elliott case

Oakland Raiders v Dallas Cowboys

ARLINGTON, TX - AUGUST 26: Ezekiel Elliott #21 of the Dallas Cowboys indicates a first down in the first quarter of a preseason game against the Oakland Raiders at AT&T Stadium on August 26, 2017 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Getty Images

It’s official: The NFL Players’ Association has filed for a temporary restraining order in federal court to vacate any discipline imposed on Ezekiel Elliott by abriter Harold Henderson, according to court records.

The NFL suspended the star running back for six games, and his appeal hearing ended Thursday.

The NFLPA announced earlier Friday its intent to file in Texas, claiming “the NFL and its unilaterally appointed arbitrator” are engaged in a “league-orchestrated conspiracy” to “hide critical information which would completely exonerate Elliott.” Kia Roberts, the only NFL investigator who interviewed Elliott’s ex-girlfriend, recommended against discipline but was barred from telling NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. The NFL insists Goodell was aware of Roberts’ recommendation.

The union will attempt to persuade a court to agree that Goodell’s suspension of Elliott can’t stand, even if Henderson backs it.