National Football League wins appeal, clears way for Ezekiel Elliott suspension

National Football League wins appeal, clears way for Ezekiel Elliott suspension

The six game suspension of Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott for domestic violence was reinstated Thursday afternoon.

"The 5th Circuit ruled 2-1 in favor of the NFL that the district court did not have subject matter jurisdiction in Elliott case after hearing oral arguments from the league and NFL Players Association lawyers earlier this month". Stay with KLTV for updates. They next play October 22 at San Francisco.

The Cowboys are now on a bye week, and Elliott is scheduled to miss games against the 49ers, Redskins, Chiefs, Falcons, Eagles and Chargers.

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

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

President Trump Rips ESPN Ratings, Jemele Hill
Hill, a co-host of " The Six " on ESPN , found herself in hot water last month when tweeting that Trump was a white supremacist . The comments stirred a firestorm on Twitter , leading ESPN to respond with a statement calling her tweets "inappropriate".

Important to note, Elliott was never prosecuted for the incidents - and he maintains his innocence.

The NFLPA took its challenge to federal court in Texas.

Elliott appealed, but his suspension was upheld.

The NFL, maintaining that it adhered properly to the sport's disciplinary procedures, quickly sought the intervention of the New Orleans-based appeals court. The league won its Deflate-gate case against Tom Brady in that court. It's entirely possible that this latest legal blow could cause Elliott to begin serving his six-game suspension relatively soon, which means Cowboys backup Alfred Morris would be the top handcuff in fantasy football.

Elliott, the league's leading rusher last season as a rookie, has totaled 393 rushing yards in five games this season.

Related Articles