Ezekiel Elliott Ineligible to Play Sunday After Losing Appeal

Ezekiel Elliott's suspension is back on for now

A three-judge panel in the Second District U.S. Court of Appeals denied his motion for a preliminary injunction to block a six-game suspension from the National Football League for allegedly committed domestic violence against former girlfriend Tiffany Thompson. Instead, he'll miss Sunday's game. An immediate appeal by the NFL Players Association to the 2nd Circuit and a request that he be allowed to play Sunday won a one-game reprieve last Friday. Those contests being against the 4-4 Falcons, the 8-1 Philadelphia Eagles, the 3-5 Los Angeles Chargers, the 4-4 Washington Redskins, the 1-7 New York Giants and the 4-5 Oakland Raiders.

Elliott can still file an en banc appeal and could petition the Supreme Court, but it's highly unlikely that this decision gets overturned.

Although Elliott faced no criminal charges from the case, the NFL probe found him to have been in breach of the league's personal conduct policy.

The NFLPA has argued a suspension would irreparably harm Elliott's career.

The suspension dates back to a year-long investigation into domestic violence accusations from his ex-girlfriend Tiffany Thompson. It wasn't immediately clear how soon the court would rule on Elliott's claim that he was treated unfairly by the NFL.

The difference this week is that Elliott, the NFL's second-leading rusher, was with his teammates. The hearing is scheduled for 2 p.m. ET in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in NY.



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