The NFL has asked a federal appeals court to dismiss Ezekiel Elliott’s entire lawsuit in its bid to lift an injunction that blocked the star Dallas Cowboys running back’s six-game suspension stemming from a domestic violence case in Ohio.
The league wrote in a filing Wednesday to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans that the players’ union case filed on behalf of Elliott had resulted in “hopelessly doomed proceedings.”
The three-judge panel requested arguments from both sides over U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant’s jurisdiction.
The Texas judge granted Elliott’s request for an injunction while the case plays out in federal court. The NFL asked the...