NFL to appeal decision to block Elliott's 6-game suspension

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (21) escapes a tackle attempt by New York Giants linebacker B.J. Goodson (93) in the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)

The NFL is asking a federal appeals court to review a judge’s decision blocking the league’s six-game suspension of Dallas running back Ezekiel Elliott in a domestic violence case.

The suspension was put on hold last week by a federal judge in Sherman, Texas, about 65 miles north of Dallas. The NFL filed notice with the Eastern District of Texas on Monday that it would appeal to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans.

The NFL’s latest filing came about 12 hours after Elliott rushed for 104 yards in the Cowboys’ 19-3 win over the New York Giants at home Sunday night. Elliott said after the game he was “relieved from the fact that I finally get a fair trial.”

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