The NFL moved quickly Monday in hopes of reversing a federal judge’s decision that blocked the league’s six-game suspension of star Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott over a domestic violence case.
The league asked the judge who ruled in Elliott’s favor to stop the preliminary injunction that cleared last year’s NFL rushing leader to play while the case is in court. A notice of appeal was also filed with the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
This came about 12 hours after Elliott rushed for 104 yards in a 19-3 opening win over the New York Giants.
“Just relieved from the fact that I finally get a fair trial,” Elliott said after the game,...