Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott revokes appeal, will serve full 6-game suspension

Ezekiel Elliott's legal appeal of his six-game National Football League suspension effectively ended last week when the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals refused to allow the Cowboys running back to continue playing as his case made its way through the federal judiciary.

According to Elliott's agents, the Dallas Cowboy will no longer appeal his suspension and serve sit the full six games.

Elliott is eligible to return for a December 24 matchup with the Seahawks in Dallas.

In a statement Wednesday, Elliott's side said withdrawing the appeal is in "no way an admission to any wrongdoing".

"This decision arises from a practical assessment of the current legal landscape", Elliott's agents said in a statement. Roberts, who was the only person with the league to interview Tiffany Thompson, did not believe Elliott should be penalized by the league. That was one game of the six, so there's five more to go from this point before he could return to the field for Dallas.

Since Goodell issued his decision to suspend Elliott in August, Elliott has maintained his innocence and fought what he and his lawyers believe is a fundamentally unfair league disciplinary process.


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

The final legal volley took place in the 2nd Circuit court in NY, where a brief administrative stay allowed Elliott to stay on the field for the Cowboys' Week 9 game before a three-judge panel in the same court denied him the injunctive relief he needed to continue playing.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has been critical of Goodell's handling of the situation and recently escalated his attacks on the Commissioner.

After a back-and-forth appeals process, Elliott was suspended for good on November 9.

The second-year running back is reportedly spending his suspension out of the country to "clear his head".

The Dallas Cowboys star had been fighting like hell in court. 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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