Ezekiel Elliott's suspension is back on for now

Hope Soto
November 10, 2017

Elliott can still appeal this decision, and the decision issued on Thursday says the appeal would be heard on an expedited basis.

Last week, the court granted the running back an administrative stay that allows him to play and practice until the court rules on the appeal.

The ruling was made Thursday by a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Ezekiel Elliott is officially out this week when the Dallas Cowboys visit the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday. In that case, Elliott would miss the Cowboys' home game against the Eagles on November 19 and would be eligible to return for the season finale, a December 31 game at Philadelphia. Elliott's suspension will add to that total, in advance of the offseason calculation of bonuses which were or weren't accounted for already.

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An NFL Players Association source told ESPN.com that Elliott will not play "while we argue". After the investigation wrapped in August, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell suspended Elliott, saying he violated the league's conduct policy. The league concluded the Cowboys' second-year Pro Bowler physically harmed former girlfriend Tiffany Thompson in July 2016, the summer before he began his rookie season.

Elliott has been embroiled in a legal saga with the National Football League after being issued a six-game suspension following a 13-month investigation into a domestic violence allegation in 2016.

The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reviewed the case after Elliott received an administrative stay in NY federal court last Friday.

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