Ezekiel Elliott loses appeal, 6-game suspension remains

September 6, 2017

Dallas Cowboys star Ezekiel Elliott’s six-game suspension over violation of the NFL’s domestic violence policy was upheld by arbitrator Harold Henderson on Tuesday.

Henderson ruled in the NFL’s favor, which was first reported by ESPN’s Chris Mortensen.

The suspension won’t begin until Week 2, meaning Elliott will be able to play in the season opener on Sunday in Arlington, Texas, against the New York Giants.

With Elliott’s suspension upheld, his legal team and the NFLPA are expected to continue to pursue a lawsuit against the NFL, arguing the league violated its own disciplinary process under the collective-bargaining agreement.

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