Cowboys’ Elliott has suspension reinstated
After a couple of attempts at staving off his suspension, Cowboys’ running back Ezekial Elliott has had his latest request denied by a NY judge. The NFL in August issued the suspension after reports surfaced of alleged domestic abuse by Elliott against a former girlfriend. Elliott sought an injunction in Texas courts and was able to continue playing will his request was being reviewed. He racked up 690 yards and eight touchdowns for the Cowboys during this season.
The judge, Katherine Polk Failla, ruled that the NFL Players Associations (NFLPA) and Elliott hadn’t adequately defended their position for the injunction request. This, despite the fact that there has never been conclusive evidence of the charges against Elliott. The NFLPA and Elliott had 24 hours to file an appeal following the ruling on Monday.
Provided the appeal is rejected, Elliott won’t be eligible to play for the Cowboys in the next six games. The decision could have drastic consequences for the Cowboys if they’re forced to play without their leading running back.