Court Denies Elliott's Emergency Injunction, Suspension Back On

Court Denies Elliott's Emergency Injunction, Suspension Back On

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott had his latest legal motion denied by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in NY on Thursday, meaning his six-game National Football League suspension is back in effect. Elliott's six-game suspension for alleged domestic violence incidents is back in place as of now. He will return for Dallas' Chrismas Eve game against the Seahawks.

This is a developing news story.

The Dallas Cowboys will be without star running back Ezekiel Elliott for the next six games.

The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reviewed the case after Elliott received an administrative stay in NY federal court last Friday.

The Cowboys play at the Falcons on Sunday. Now Elliott seeks a longer-lasting injunction from a three-judge panel that will hear his case Thursday in NY.

Prosecutors in Columbus, Ohio, decided not to pursue the case in the city where Elliott starred for Ohio State, citing conflicting evidence.

The Cowboys play Sunday at Atlanta.

Elliott defended himself last week and reiterated that he did nothing wrong.

Last week, the court granted the running back an administrative stay that allows him to play and practice until the court rules on the appeal. "It's them trying to make something that I'm not". This is my name, this is my reputation, something that I'll have to live with beyond football.

The difference this week is that Elliott, the NFL's second-leading rusher, was with his teammates. The league concluded the Cowboys' second-year Pro Bowler physically harmed former girlfriend Tiffany Thompson in July 2016, the summer before he began his rookie season.