Ezekiel Elliott is going to play this week when the Dallas Cowboys travel to the San Francisco 49ers.
He’s also likely going to play the following week after a district judge in New York granted Elliott a temporary restraining order, blocking the NFL’s six-game suspension.
That suspension was first given back in August after the NFL concluded a year-long investigation into July 2016 domestic violence allegations against Elliott by his former girlfriend.
Elliott didn’t face legal charges, they were dropped, but the NFL can still punish a player under the league’s personal conduct policy.
That battle has led to an on-and-off again battled between Elliott and the NFL over the validity of the running back’s six-game suspension.
Elliott discussed that battle the importance behind clearing his name after practice on Wednesday in Frisco.
“Just fighting for your name. That’s what it is,” he said “I think my representatives have done a good job of going out there and fighting for me. It’s been a lot of hard work and it’s definitely a tough job. But they’ve definitely served me well.”
“When you get accused of something of that magnitude, you kind of get labeled as an abuser and that’s not me. That’s not how I want to be seen. That’s not what I want to represent my family. It’s just important for me to fight.”