Judge denies request for expedited Ezekiel Elliott hearing

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Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones refused to answer a question on whether he wanted running back Ezekiel Elliott to settle his legal fight with the National Football League over his six-game suspension for alleged committing domestic violence against former girl friend Tiffany Thompson.

The latest ruling keeps Elliott eligible to play this Sunday against the Washington Redskins at FedEx (NYSE:) Field under the temporary restraining order granted last Tuesday by another U.S. District judge in NY blocking the suspension.

The NFL insisted it is not trying to reach a settlement with Ezekiel Elliott regarding his delayed six-game suspension.

US District Court Judge Katherine Polk Failla in NY said Elliott's hearing would be held on October 30 as scheduled, meaning the Cowboys star will be free to face the Washington Redskins on Sunday. Dallas will need him next week in a tough division rivalry game. The hearing will be on its original date, October 30.

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Commissioner Roger Goodell suspended Elliott in August after investigating several confrontations Elliott had a year ago with his then-girlfriend. The temporary restraining order granted by Crotty was to remain in effect until then or until Failla ruled on an injunction.

The court date to decide whether or not the Southern District of NY will grant a preliminary injunction in the ongoing Ezekiel Elliott case has been set.

After news this past week that Elliott would have to start serving his six-game suspension from the league after the Cowboys' bye week, there's been another ruling made.

The Redskins play the Cowboys at FedEx Field next Sunday at 4:25 p.m.

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