Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Rules in Favor of NFL, Suspension Back On Pending Further Litigation

A federal appeals court ruled in favor of the NFL today, and reinstated Ezekiel Elliott’s six-game suspension.

The Cowboys’ star running back, who was originally suspended before the start of the season following an investigation into domestic violence allegations, had been playing this season after appealing the NFL’s decision.

Elliott’s legal team will now have to decide whether to refile an appeal in New York or to start serving the suspension now.

So now Elliott and the NFLPA will have to go through the 2nd Circuit, the same federal circuit that heard the Tom Brady case. All signs point to a suspension beginning next week, but there will be more lawyers over the next week and emergency hearings.

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