A federal judge in New York reinstated a six game domestic violence suspension for Dallas Cowboys star Ezekiel Elliott late Monday night.
U.S. District Judge Katherine Polk Failla denied a request for a preliminary injunction against the NFL’s six game suspension, according to ESPN. Elliott’s only option now is to appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit. A stay could be ordered, which would allow Elliott to continue playing in the meantime. The Cowboys running back has 24 hours from Failla’s decision to initiate the process.
Judge dissolves temporary restraining order and denies Elliott’s motion. He is suspended.
— Kate Hairopoulos (@khairopoulos) October 31, 2017
Before 6-game suspension, Zeke Elliott now has 24 hours to file in 2nd Cir, will argue restraining order stays in effect till appeal decided
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 31, 2017
Ezekiel Elliott’s motion for preliminary injunction DENIED. Suspension back on. Starts in 24 hours to give chance to consider appeal options
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) October 31, 2017
The saga of Elliott’s suspension has been ongoing ever since allegations came out from Tiffany Thompson that he allegedly abused and beat her. Charges weren’t filed in court, but the NFL still found enough evidence of domestic abuse to suspend the electric running back.
Now we all have to sit and wait to see if Elliott decides to continue his fight with the NFL.