Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott six-game suspension for violating the league’s personal conduct policy has been upheld. However, due to the timing of the decision, Elliott will be eligible to play Week 1 against the Giants. Arbitrator Harold Henderson heard the case and sided with the league.
Elliott, 22, was investigated by the league for over a year for an alleged domestic violence incident. Elliott has not been arrested or charged with a crime in that incident.
Here is the statement from Elliott’s legal team:
The statement from Ezekiel Elliott's legal team regarding his 6-game suspension being upheld and what they see are "unjust practices." pic.twitter.com/5Th8EytoTo
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 6, 2017
Obviously, losing Elliott for an extended period of time is a big blow to the Cowboys, but this is far from over.