Appeals Court Vacates Ezekiel Elliott's Injunction, Clears Path To Suspension

Ezekiel Elliott faces a six-game suspension for violating the league's domestic violence policy

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.

Calling the lawsuit, which was filed by the N.F.L. Players Association on Elliott's behalf, "premature", the court ruled that a district court, which had issued an injunction blocking the suspension from being enforced, lacked subject matter jurisdiction to adjudicate the appeal and vacated its injunction. Stay with KLTV for updates. The Cowboys are now on a bye week and don't play until Week 7 but as it stands, Elliott can begin serving his suspension as soon as Week 7.

Morris has been functioning as the Cowboys' primary backup so far this season, as Darren McFadden still hasn't seen the field. Zeke would be eligible to return for the Cowboys' Thursday night game against the Washington Redskins in Week 13.

A three-judge panel heard arguments on the case on October 2.

The 22-year-old Elliott was suspended by Commissioner Roger Goodell in August after the league concluded following a yearlong investigation that he had several physical confrontations last summer with his girlfriend at the time.

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Elliott appealed, but his suspension was upheld.

Photo Ezekiel Elliott during the Cowboys' win over the Arizona Cardinals on September 25.

The NFL previously prevailed at the appellate level in cases involving Adrian Peterson and Tom Brady in which the NFLPA challenged disciplinary measures and scored victories at the district court level.

The injunction was put in place by a Texas judge who agreed with the argument of an NFL Players Assn. attorney who said Elliott wasn't given a fair chance during his appeals hearing. Authorities in Columbus, Ohio, did not charge Elliott with a crime.

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