Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott's six-game suspension is back on after a hearing in NY on Thursday saw the Second U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals deny his request for an emergency injunction. Attorneys for Elliott were attempting to convince a three-judge panel to grant him an injunction, ESPN reports. After the investigation wrapped in August, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell suspended Elliott, saying he violated the league's conduct policy. As it stands now, Zeke would not be eligible to return to the field for the Cowboys until their December 24th matchup against the Seattle Seahawks.
After several court cases and appeals, a United States district judge ruled last week to deny Elliott's request to block the suspension. Elliott's six-game suspension for alleged domestic violence incidents is back in place as of now.
The Cowboys running back's appeal will be heard on an expedited basis, but the suspension is on in the meantime.
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"This is bigger than a suspension, this is bigger than football", Elliott told reporters.
If the suspension extends beyond this Sunday, (as there is still more legal action pending in the courts) the second-year back would miss three pivotal divisional contests that are scheduled for the next six games.
As a rookie last season, the former Buckeyes standout rushed for a league-leading 1,631 yards over the course of 15 regular-season games for the playoff-bound Cowboys.
Elliott ranks second in the National Football League with 783 rushing yards.