admin / October 7, 2017

NFL files appeal of Ezekiel Elliott injunction

The NFL has fought doggedly to preserve the six-game suspension Roger Goodell issued to Ezekiel Elliott. The latest step in that lengthy process is appealing the decision of a federal court in Texas to grant an injunction that will let Elliott play until his lawsuit against the NFL is completed. According to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, the league took that step Monday morning.

In its motion, the NFL said that if the court didn’t issue a ruling by the close of business on Thursday, it would appeal to a higher court. No decision came on Thursday, and the league filed another appeal with the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in Texas on Friday morning, according to sports and gaming attorney Daniel Wallach.

Vaccaro admitted he didn’t play his best in Week 1 but said he was surprised that he was benched.

Watkins, to the delight of Rams fans as well as his fantasy owners, lit up the stat sheet with six catches for 106 yards and two touchdowns, but as he crossed the goal line for his second score, he took a helmet-to-helmet hit. He was taken into the medical tent on the team’s sideline before going back to the locker room.

Austin didn’t catch a pass but rushed for 14 yards on three carries. He left the game around the same time as Watkins.

While the NFL’s policy mandates that players be cleared by an independent doctor before returning to practice or competition after sustaining a concussion, Watkins and Austin have 10 days to get healthy ahead of the Rams’ next game, Oct. 1 at the Cowboys.

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