Ezekiel Elliott withdraws appeal, will serve remaining suspension
Ezekiel Elliott’s topsy tuvy legal battle with the NFL has come to an end. Elliott’s agents announced Wednesday that the star running back will be withdrawing his appeal and will serve the remainder of his six-game suspension.
“This decision arises from a practical assessment of the current legal landscape,” they told NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
Big news: #Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott is withdrawing his appeal, his agents Rocky Arceneaux and Frank Salzano tell me. Elliott will serve his full 6-game suspension. The statement: pic.twitter.com/BV3jPyX4ap
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 15, 2017
On August 11th the NFL suspended Elliott for six games for violating its personal conduct policy, specifically domestic violence. After a year-long investigation the league determined Elliott had been physically violent toward his ex-girlfriend on three separate occasions. Elliott has repeatedly denied these allegations and was never charged.
Elliott’s legal team successfully used various legal filings to delay the suspension for several weeks. The suspension was back on last Thursday after a New York federal appeals court denied his latest injunction. Elliott sat out Sunday’s loss to the Atlanta, and is slated to return on December 24th against the Seahawks.