Federal Appeals Court Upholds Ezekiel Elliott Suspension
Ezekiel Elliott
A federal appeals court has upheld the 6 game suspension of running back Ezekiel Elliott.  (James D Smith via AP)

The drama surrounding Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott continues. Today, a federal appeals court has upheld Elliott’s 6 game suspension issued by the NFL. Ian Rapoport shared the news on Twitter.

Elliott was originally suspended in August for his involvement in a domestic violence dispute that occurred in July. Elliott was later granted a preliminary injunction that has allowed him to continue playing.

Here is the statement from Elliott’s legal team.

The NFL also released a statement concerning the court’s decision.

The Cowboys have a bye week, which will give Elliott time to consider what to do next.

The Cowboys have limped to a 2-3 record to start the year. The Elliott situation only makes things worse. He is one of the essential parts of the Cowboys offense. His presence keeps defenses on edge, which greatly helps quarterback Dak Prescott.

This situation is far from over. If Elliot fought the suspension once, he will do it again. For now, Darren McFadden and Alfred Morris will compete to see who will take Elliot’s place. The Cowboys next game is against the San Fransisco 49ers on October 22.


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