Ezekiel Elliott Withdrawing All Appeals & Will Serve 6-Game Suspension

by Leon Thompson November 16, 2017, 1:24
Ezekiel Elliott Withdrawing All Appeals & Will Serve 6-Game Suspension

The Cowboys running back's agents Rocky Arceneaux and Frank Salzano told NFL Media on Wednesday their lawyers are withdrawing any further appeals of his six-game suspension.

Elliott served the first game of his ban this past Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons after the Second U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denied his request for an emergency injunction at a hearing last Thursday in NY.

Elliott, who was originally suspended on August 11 after a league investigation into domestic violence allegations dating back to 2016, had been using every legal maneuver in the book to try and stay on the field.

Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott has withdrawn his appeal of District Court Katherine Failla's October decision that the courts should not intervene in league matters of discipline.

"This decision arises from a practical assessment of the current legal landscape", Elliott's agents said in a statement. Mr. Elliott's desire for closure in this matter is in his best interests, as well as the best interests of his team-mates, family and friends. Roberts, who was the only person with the league to interview Tiffany Thompson, did not believe Elliott should be penalized by the league. The hearing was a last-ditch effort to fend off the full six-game suspension. Elliott, 22, was never charged and has denied wrongdoing.

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Dallas Cowboys star running back Ezekiel Elliott is now in the second week after his six-game suspension was reinstated. Prosecutors in OH didn't pursue the case.

The NFLPA still has the option to pursue its lawsuit against the NFL even with Elliott accepting the terms of the suspension.

Elliott has sought to get his suspension overturned since the start of the season after the league gave him the baseline ban for domestic violence cases. Goodell imposed the discipline after the National Football League conducted a year-long investigation into the allegations. Commissioner Roger Goodell's power remains intact.

According to Elliott, Thompson meant to "ruin" his life after he tried to break up with her, as reported by The Fort Worth Star-Telegram. They're already three games behind the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC East, and play the Eagles on Sunday night without Elliott.


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