Written by: Anthony Bowen
NFL Arbitrator Harold Henderson decided to uphold Dallas Cowboys’ running back, Ezekiel Elliot’ 6-game suspension yesterday afternoon.
Elliot’s suspension was placed this past offseason for allegedly violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy, for his part in a domestic violence dispute. The NFLPA (National Football League Player Association) filed the appeal, on behalf of Elliot, this past August.
In the aftermath of the decision, Ezekiel Elliot stated he plans to take this appeal to federal courts, to, once again, try to appeal his suspension.
However, as of now, Elliot will be allowed to play with the Cowboys in their week 1 game against the New York Giants. Following that game, the suspension will take affect, and he will not be allowed to play another game until Week 9’s matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs, missing several big games against the Arizona Cardinals, Green Bay Packers, and the Los Angeles Rams, which could leave the Cowboys playing catchup for the remainder of the season.