Winnipeg Free Press - - SPORTS -

THE NFL’s six-game sus­pen­sion of Dal­las Cow­boys run­ning back Ezekiel El­liott, stem­ming from do­mes­tic vi­o­lence al­le­ga­tions, has been re­in­stated by a fed­eral ap­peals court.

The U.S. Court of Ap­peals for the Fifth Cir­cuit granted the league’s re­quest for an emer­gency stay of the in­junc­tion that a fed­eral judge had is­sued to keep El­liott’s sus­pen­sion on hold while his case pro­ceeds in court.

The rul­ing by the ap­peals court cleared the way for the NFL to en­force El­liott’s sus­pen­sion im­me­di­ately, bar­ring fur­ther le­gal in­ter­ven­tion. The Cow­boys, who have a record of 2-3, are on their bye week. They next play Oct. 22 at San Fran­cisco.

El­liott will miss games against the 49ers, Wash­ing­ton Red­skins, Kansas City Chiefs, At­lanta Fal­cons, Philadel­phia Ea­gles and Los An­ge­les Charg­ers if the sus­pen­sion, which is with­out pay, stands. He will be el­i­gi­ble to re­turn for Dal­las’s Nov. 30 game against the ri­val Red­skins.

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

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