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Okay so remember how Ezekiel Elliott initially got suspended by the NFL for six games, then appealed the suspension, then played during Week 1, then had his suspension blocked by a federal judge because of some wonkiness with the NFL investigation, then watched as the NFL appealed his injunction, and then had his injunction vacated and his suspension reinstated last week? Well, add another item to this tortuous and nonsensical list, as a New York judge announced today that the NFL was “temporarily restrained and enjoined from enforcing Ezekiel Elliott’s six game suspension,” meaning Elliott can play once again.

In this specific development, a judge ruled that Elliott cannot yet be suspended until Judge Katherine Fallia returns from vacation at the end of the month and can hear the case. This case is already on the appeals to appeals to appeals stage, and the next phase will be in two weeks. Do not expect it to get any simpler. The full decision is below.