Court clears way for 6-game suspension of Cowboys’ Elliott

October 12th, 2017

A federal appeals court cleared the way Thursday for the NFL to impose a six-game suspension on Dallas Cowboys star Ezekiel Elliott over domestic violence allegations, siding with the league in the latest high-profile fight over its ability to punish players for off-field behavior. In a 2-1 decision, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel in New Orleans granted the league's emergency request to set aside an injunction and ordered a district court in Texas to dismiss Elliott's case. The NFL announced that the suspension was effective immediately, though further appeals were possible and the Cowboys are not playing this weekend.