On Thursday afternoon, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans ruled in favor of the NFL in their case against Dallas Cowboys All-Pro running back Ezekiel Elliott.
BREAKING: Federal appeals court clears way for NFL’s 6-game suspension of Dallas Cowboys star Ezekiel Elliott in domestic case
— AP NFL (@AP_NFL) October 12, 2017
The ruling clears the way for the NFL to enforce the six-game domestic violence suspension they handed Elliott this offseason.
According to appellate lawyer Raffi Melkonian, the NFLPA’s lawsuit on Elliott’s behalf came prematurely.
Here is the money shot on the Zeke appeal – the suit was premature. The NFL wins this round. pic.twitter.com/eDoRRVcxnF
— Raffi Melkonian (@RMFifthCircuit) October 12, 2017
Thursday’s ruling was a major victory for the NFL, but this battle is likely far from over.
Per @SportsLawGuy, Zeke Elliott’s people could re-file in NY Federal Court and keep him on the field. So this may not be over just yet.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 12, 2017
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