October 18, 2017 00:39 GMT by dailymail.co.uk

Ezekiel Elliot suspension delayed by restraining order

Ezekiel Elliot suspension delayed by restraining order

Dallas Cowboys star running back Ezekiel Elliot has been granted a restraining order by a federal judge, once again delaying his six-game suspension over domestic abuse allegations.

Dallas Cowboys star Ezekiel Elliott has been granted another legal reprieve in the running back's fight to avoid a six-game suspension over domestic violence allegations.

A federal judge granted a temporary restraining order blocking the league's suspension Tuesday night, clearing Elliott to play Sunday at San Francisco.

US District Judge Paul Crotty's ruling comes five days after a federal appeals court overturned a Texas court's injunction that had kept Elliott on the field this season.

The second-year pro has denied the allegations of domestic abuse made by ex-girlfriend Tiffany Thompson in 2016.

Elliott, last year's NFL rushing leader as a rookie, was barred from the team's facility Tuesday as players returned from their off week. 

The NFL placed him on the suspended list Friday, a day after the ruling from the 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans. 

A federal judge granted Dallas Cowboys star Ezekiel Elliott (pictured, December 2016) has been granted a restraining order, delaying his six-game suspension over domestic violence allegations

A federal judge granted Dallas Cowboys star Ezekiel Elliott (pictured, December 2016) has been granted a restraining order, delaying his six-game suspension over domestic violence allegations

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