Tom Pelisssero reports that the Second Circuit court has scheduled Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott’s expedited appeal for December 1.
This means that Elliott will miss at least the next four weeks before his next appeal is heard.
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Here’s the court’s ruling:
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) November 9, 2017
The Second Circuit court will set expedited appeals schedule for this case.
Last week, the Second Circuit granted Elliott’s motion for a brief administrative stay, which allowed him to play against the Chiefs. Elliott’s suspension has flipped back and forth the past few weeks, but the good news is that we’re drawing closer to the end of this ongoing saga.
According to Gabe Feldman, Elliott’s options from here are to file an en banc appeal with the full Second Circuit court or appeal to the Supreme Court. He can also attempt to get another stay that would allow him to play in Week 10.
However, both of these options are considered long shots.
If he’s unable to get a stay of his suspension, Elliott would miss games against the Falcons, Eagles, Chargers, Redskins, Giants and Raiders.
Elliott was accused of five incidents of domestic violence that took place over over the course of a six-day period in July 2016, which led to the NFL suspended him six games.
Elliott, 22, was taken with the No. 4 overall pick by the Cowboys back in May. He signed four-year contract worth $24,956,342, which includes a signing bonus of $16,350,068.
Elliott stands to make base salaries of $1.58 million (2017), $2.71 million (2018), and $3.85 million (2019) over the remainder of the contract. The agreement also includes a fifth-year option for the team to pick up in 2019.
In 2017, Elliott has appeared in eight games and rushed for 783 yards on 191 carries (4.1 YPC) to go along with 19 receptions for 210 yards receiving and nine total touchdowns.
We’ll have more regarding Elliott as the news is available.