Court Clears Zeke to Play Sunday

Appeals court issues stay for lower-court ruling

DALLAS, Tex. -- A federal appeals court has granted a stay that will allow Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott to play this Sunday, according to The Associated Press.

The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday temporarily blocked a lower-court ruling requiring Elliott to serve his six-game suspension.

The NFL Players Association had asked the court to put the ruling on hold while it considers the union's appeal, while the NFL opposed the union's request and asked that Elliott begin serving the suspension immediately.

While the order doesn't bring an end to the running back's legal battle against the NFL, it does mean he will suit up for the 4-3 Cowboys in their home game against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.

Elliott was suspended by the NFL in August after the league investigated alleged physical confrontations during the summer of 2016 with his then-girlfriend.

The 22-year-old was never charged with a crime by authorities who investigated the allegations.

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