Six-Game Suspension for Cowboys’ Ezekiel Elliott Reinstated by Judge


NEW YORK — A federal judge cleared the way Monday for the National Football League to enforce a six-game suspension of Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott over domestic violence allegations.

U.S. District Judge Katherine Polk Failla denied the request for a preliminary injunction from players’ union attorneys working for Elliott. Failla put the ruling on hold for 24 hours to give Elliott’s legal team time to appeal, a likely move.

It’s the second time that a federal ruling has overturned a reprieve that kept Elliott on the field. Earlier this month, a federal appeals court threw out a Texas court’s injunction and ordered the dismissal of Elliott’s lawsuit there.

IMAGE: Ezekiel Elliott

Ezekiel Elliott before the Dallas Cowboys’ playoff game against the Green Bay Packers in Arlington, Texas, on Jan. 15.