Attorneys for Dallas Cowboys star Ezekiel Elliott are set for an emergency hearing in federal court in NY as they try again to stop the running back's six-game suspension over domestic violence allegations, a person with direct knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Monday night.
"The Southern District Court in NY has issued a ruling on Ezekiel Elliott", Rapoport said.
The NFL temporarily can't enforce its suspension of Elliott.
Failla will ultimately decide if Elliott gets a preliminary injunction, similar to what he got from Judge Amos Mazzant of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.
The move clears Elliott to play Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers.
Ellliott, who led the league in rushing yards past year as a rookie, was initially suspended six games in August for alleged incidents of domestic violence. Elliott and his lawyers from the NFL Players Association will have to again plead their case to Judge Katherine Failla when she is back from vacation before or by October 30.
But Crotty's opinion (PDF) said the ruling in Brady's case did not hold that courts can't review arbitration decisions for fundamental fairness-and Elliott and the players' union have asserted the fundamental fairness issue here.
Earlier on Tuesday it appeared that the suspension would remain in place because Elliott and the NFLPA filed a petition Friday asking for a rehearing of Elliott's case in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, but the motion to recall the mandate that reinstated his six-game suspension was denied.
Elliott has 105 carries for 393 yards and two touchdowns this season.