ELLIOTT SUSPENSION REINSTATED BY COURT
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.