Ezekiel Elliott has a strong explanation for why he continues to fight his suspension at every turn.

Elliott has been involved in an ongoing legal situation that seems to change every other week. He spent nearly a year waiting for the NFL to rule on his domestic violence case, and they finally did so in August. Elliott was suspended six games for a violation of the league’s Personal Conduct Policy.

The Dallas Cowboys running back appealed the suspension, then filed in court to have the suspension blocked. He was granted an injunction blocking the suspension, but that was lifted earlier this week. Then he was granted on Friday a stay of one week, allowing him to play this weekend.

So why has he gone through all these steps? Elliott says it’s to protect his reputation.