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Judge grants Cowboys' Elliott reprieve, cleared for 49ers

Ezekiel Elliott carries ball in practice Ezekiel Elliott carries ball in practice

October 17, 2017 08:07 PM

NEW YORK (AP) - Dallas Cowboys star Ezekiel Elliott has been granted another legal reprieve in the running back's fight to avoid a six-game suspension over domestic violence allegations.
    
A federal judge granted a temporary restraining order blocking the league's suspension Tuesday night, clearing Elliott to play Sunday at San Francisco.
    
U.S. District Judge Paul Crotty's ruling comes five days after a federal appeals court overturned a Texas court's injunction that had kept Elliott on the field this season.
    
Crotty granted the request for a temporary restraining order pending a hearing before the presiding judge, Katherine Polk Fialla.
    
Elliott, last year's NFL rushing leader as a rookie, was barred from the team's facility Tuesday as players returned from their off week. The NFL placed him on the suspended list Friday, a day after the ruling from the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans.
    
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