Appeals court clears way for NFL's 6-game suspension of Ezekiel Elliott

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The federal appeals court has vacated the preliminary injunction that Ezekiel Elliottwas granted in Texas in a move that now paves the way for Elliott to start serving his six-game suspension.

When the union filed its case in defense of Elliott in Texas, the N.F.L. filed a separate motion in the Southern District of NY, where it argued that that court was the appropriate venue for the league and players to settle their disputes. Stay with KLTV for updates.

As a result of the ruling, the National Football League could reinstate the six-game suspension immediately with the intent of having it go into effect once the Cowboys bye week comes to an end.

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According to ESPN, the three-judge panel voted to 2-1 to back the NFL's argument against the Dallas Cowboys running back. Zeke would be eligible to return for the Cowboys' Thursday night game against the Washington Redskins in Week 13.

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The 22-year-old Elliott was suspended by Commissioner Roger Goodell in August after the league concluded following a yearlong investigation that he had several physical confrontations last summer with his girlfriend at the time.

The NFL has won the latest round of legal wrangling over the Ezekiel Elliott suspension.

Elliott was never charged by OH authorities.

The NFLPA took its challenge to federal court in Texas.

Two weeks ago, the league sought to throw out Elliott's entire lawsuit to restore the six-game suspension.

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