Ezekiel Elliott‘s six-game ban was set to go into effect immediately…until it wasn’t. On Tuesday, the Cowboys running back was granted a temporary restraining order against the NFL, putting his suspension on hold for at least the next two games.
Then, on Wednesday night, it was reported that there have been settlement talks between Elliott’s camp and the NFL. After months of ugliness, could the two sides conceivably meet in the middle with a ban of, say, three games? Here’s the latest on that:
- Claims of settlement talks between the NFLPA/Elliott’s camp and the NFL are untrue, a person familiar with the situation tells Mike Jones of The Washington Post (on Twitter).
- Meanwhile, sources close to Elliott and the NFLPA tell Clarence Hill Jr. of the Star-Telegram (Twitter links) that they have no knowledge of settlement talks or interest in a compromise. Elliott, as we’ve heard before, is out to clear his name from accusations that he says are without merit. If there have been talks, then a source surmises that they have taken place between Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and Roger Goodell themselves.
- With all of that in mind, there is very little chance of a settlement taking place, multiple sources tell Mark Maske of The Washington Post (on Twitter).
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