Published: Fri, November 10, 2017
Sports | By Brett Lawson

Court denies Ezekiel Elliott appeal, suspension upheld

Court denies Ezekiel Elliott appeal, suspension upheld

The Dallas Cowboys will be without star running back Ezekiel Elliott for the next six games.

Ezekiel Elliott's on again, off again suspension is back on after a ruling Thursday afternoon.

Ezekiel Elliot's six-game suspension is back on after the Second U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denied his request for an emergency injunction at a hearing Friday in NY. While his legal options aren't exhausted - Thursday's ruling isn't a verdict - Elliott will miss the Cowboys' next six games.

But as long as the NFLPA and Elliott seek that expedited appeal, the winding legal drama will continue. The collective bargaining agreement between the National Football League and NFLPA affords commissioner Roger Goodell the power to make decisions on suspensions. Dallas won't see the return of Elliott in the backfield until Christmas Eve when America's Team takes on Russell Wilson's Seattle Seahawks, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

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A further seven children were injured in the incident at Banksia Road Public School, with five children hospitalised. It is understood that at least three other children sustained minor injuries, such as broken bones and cuts.

Although Elliott faced no criminal charges from the case, the NFL probe found him to have been in breach of the league's personal conduct policy. Although both players are formidable backups that have been Pro Bowl-caliber backs for other teams in the past, there's no replacing Elliott who may be the best player in the National Football League at his position.

After several court cases and appeals, a United States district judge ruled last week to deny Elliott's request to block the suspension.

The six-game suspension stems from a domestic violence allegation by Elliott's former girlfriend in July of 2016.

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