The NFL really does not want one of their best players to continue playing – at least for the six game suspension they tried to throw at Ezekiel Elliot for all the drama surrounding his ex-girlfriend.
The NFL has now filed a notice that it will appeal the ruling made last week on this case. Judge Amos Mazzant gave the ruling that would allow Elliot to play, at least for now. Mazzant said of the NFL and their way of disciplining the player gave a “a cloud of fundamental unfairness.”
The case could now end up in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals after the NFL filed their appeal. This would mean Elliot will remain eligible for the remainder of the season while the legal matters are sorted out, according to USA TODAY Sports.
The process may go by faster if the NFL asks for an expedited appeal, which is what happened during the deflategate scandal with Brady. The process still took six months and Brady played the entire 2015 season.
Elliot may have to eventually serve his suspension, but it does not look like that will happen any time soon.