Appeals Court: Ezekiel Elliott Must Begin Serving Suspension Immediately

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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.

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.

Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott's six-game suspension is back on. He's eligible to return in Week 16 versus the Seattle Seahawks.

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.

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The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reviewed the case after Elliott received an administrative stay in NY federal court last Friday. But it now appears Zeke will finally begin that suspension starting this weekend and he'll be forced to miss the Cowboys upcoming matchup with the Atlanta Falcons at home. The U.S Second Circuit Court of Appeals granted Elliott a stay that allowed him to suit up for Sunday's win over the Chiefs but three judges made the decision Thursday to block his request for an injunction.

Prosecutors in Columbus, Ohio, decided not to pursue the case in the city where Elliott starred for Ohio State, citing conflicting evidence. Salary-cap wise, Elliott's suspension changes the financial landscape of both the player and the team. He led the league with 1,631 last season as a rookie.

Elliott ranks second in the National Football League with 783 rushing yards.