Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott is expected to play this weekend against the San Francisco 49ers, but there is a chance his lawsuit against the NFL might end sooner rather than later. The Dallas Morning News is reporting Elliott’s team and the NFL are discussing a settlement in advance of a hearing on his request for an injunction.
Elliott was suspended six games for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy. The suspension was due to accusations of five incidents of domestic violence. Elliott appealed the suspension, and after it was upheld, he filed suit against the league. An injunction was granted in Texas in early September, but the suspension was reinstated late last week. A new temporary restraining order was issued after the NFLPA refiled suit in New York. The TRO is through the sooner of October 30, or when the New York judge hears the case.
There is no timeline on settlement discussions, but it’s safe to say they will not be complete by this weekend. Elliott will likely play on Sunday, and potential settlement discussions will continue.