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Appeals court clears way for NFL's 6-game suspension of Ezekiel Elliott

13 October, 2017, 00:53 | Author: Greg Wolfe
  • Bad news for the Dallas Cowboys... a federal appeals court has ruled Ezekiel Elliott's 6-game suspension is back

According to multiple media outlets, a federal appeals court has ruled in favor of the National Football League in the matter of Ezekiel Elliott's six-game suspension.

For now, the NFL's initial domestic violence punishment stands - and the league has been cleared to enforce the 6-game suspension. Stay with KLTV for updates. Dallas next plays October 22 in San Francisco. Zeke would be eligible to return for the Cowboys' Thursday night game against the Washington Redskins in Week 13.

The Cowboys declined to comment "at this time" through a spokesman.

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott's future is in the hands of the 5th Circuit Court.

The league concluded after a lengthy investigation that Elliott was guilty of violence in a series of incidents past year involving his former girlfriend. Elliott has denied the charges.

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Photo Ezekiel Elliott during the Cowboys' win over the Arizona Cardinals on September 25.

The NFLPA took its challenge to federal court in Texas.

Mazzant ruled that Elliott did not receive a fair appeal hearing before Henderson, in large part because Elliott's accuser and Goodell did not testify.

The NFL countered that it followed procedures under the league's labor deal and that the union improperly filed a lawsuit before the appeals process was complete.

Our models project Elliott for 1,067.2 rushing yards, 262.1 receiving yards, and 12.2 total touchdowns the rest of the season; if he is allowed to play the remaining 11 games, of course.

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