NFLPA says no irreparable harm to NFL if Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott plays during legal battle – Dallas Cowboys News

NFLPA says no irreparable harm to NFL if Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott plays during legal battle – Dallas Cowboys News

The NFL Players Association says there would be no irreparable harm to the NFL if Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott continues to play while the legal battle over his six-game suspension makes its way through the court.

The NFLPA made its argument through a legal filing Saturday with the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans, saying Elliott “stands to lose nearly half a season in a career that is notoriously short and precarious, and competitive opportunities are irretrievable once lost.”

The filing is the latest in the back and forth between the NFL and its players’ union over the Elliott suspension and its larger impact on league discipline.

On Friday, the NFL asked the appeals court to overrule the Texas federal judge who granted a preliminary injunction of Elliott’s suspension. The league is seeking a decision as early as Tuesday and as late as Sept. 26.

The NFLPA called the NFL’s filing premature and reiterated its stance that the league’s discipline process is unfair.

Elliott, 22, was suspended by commissioner Roger Goodell in August after the league concluded following a yearlong investigation that he had several physical confrontations in the summer of 2016 in Ohio with his girlfriend at the time. The NFL players’ union sued on Elliott’s behalf.

In Friday’s…

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