Ezekiel Elliott’s six-game suspension has been reinstated. Here’s why.
The federal appeals court overturned a district court’s decision in the Ezekiel Elliott case today. The court ruled 2-1 in favor of the NFL that the district did not have subject matter jurisdiction in the Elliott case after hearing oral arguments from the league and NFLPA lawyers earlier.
However, the NFLPA is expected to re-file the case with the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York seeking a temporary restraining order and preliminary in order to keep Elliott playing. The Cowboys have a bye this week, which allows time for the NFLPA to re-file and the courts to make a decision.
In this current moment, Ezekiel Elliott’s 6-game suspension is reinstated and currently in place. For almost two years this has been getting dragged out. After a year-long investigation, Goodell suspended Elliott for domestic violence accusations made by ex-girlfriend Tiffany Thompson. The league decided that Goodell violated the league’s conduct policy, which mandates a six-game suspension for the first-time domestic violence violations.