Cowboy Down: Dallas RB Ezekiel Elliott's Suspension Reinstated By Court
ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 08: Ezekiel Elliott #21 of the Dallas Cowboys prepares to take on the Green Bay Packers at AT&T Stadium on October 8, 2017 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

A federal appeals court has vacated Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott’s preliminary injunction—reinstating his six-game suspension.

The on-again, off-again suspension of Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott is on again.

According to the Dallas Morning News‘ Katie Hairopoulos, the 5th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in New Orleans has vacated Elliott’s preliminary injunction. The three-judge panel voted 2-1 in support of the NFL and also ordered the Eastern District of Texas court to dismiss the case.

The NFL Players Association is expected to re-file the case with the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. They will try to get a temporary restraining order and another preliminary injunction so that Elliott can keep playing.

In a statement, the NFL welcomed the decision and announced that Elliott’s suspension would be effective immediately. He wouldn’t be able to rejoin the team until Friday, Nov. 24, the day after the team’s Week 12 game against the Los Angeles Chargers.

The Cowboys running back was suspended for six games after an investigation into domestic violence allegations made by his ex-girlfriend Tiffany Thompson. There were no criminal charges filed in the case, but the league found that he had violated its conduct policy so he was suspended.

Last month he was granted a preliminary injunction because a judge found the investigation and appeal were unfair to Elliot.

The Cowboys have a bye week this week so Elliot’s suspension won’t start until Sept. 22 if it stands.

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