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US Appeals Court rules against Elliott, six-game suspension back on

US Appeals Court rules against Elliott, six-game suspension back on

Elliott was in court and the denial of the injunction makes him ineligible in Sunday's game at Atlanta.

Ezekiel Elliott's six-game suspension was reinstated by a judge in the Southern District Court of NY on Monday, Oct. 30.

Elliott's legal team has been tenacious in their attempt to fight a six-game suspension. Those contests being against the 4-4 Falcons, the 8-1 Philadelphia Eagles, the 3-5 Los Angeles Chargers, the 4-4 Washington Redskins, the 1-7 New York Giants and the 4-5 Oakland Raiders. The suspension came after the National Football League investigated his alleged use of force in the summer of 2016 against his girlfriend. 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. The NFLPA appealed, and the 2nd Circuit granted a temporary stay for Week 9 that let Elliott take the field on Sunday against the Chiefs.

Elliott and the NFLPA challenged the decision-making process in court, arguing the NFL's investigation was fundamentally unfair to Elliott. Now Elliott seeks a longer-lasting injunction from a three-judge panel that will hear his case Thursday in NY.

After several court cases and appeals, a United States district judge ruled last week to deny Elliott's request to block the suspension.