The NFL Upholds Ezekiel Elliott’s 6-Game Suspension

After the NFL suspended Ezekiel Elliott for violating the league’s personal conduct policy (due to domestic violence allegations last year), Arbitrator Harold Henderson has upheld the six-game suspension after Zeke and the NFL Players Association appealed following the sentence.

The hearing was held last week, but the ruling has come down today and his suspension for half of the season will stand as originally given.

The Dallas Cowboys were holding on to dear hope that they would get Elliott back earlier in the season, but now it looks like they will have to plan the first six weeks without their star running back. Darren McFadden, Rod Smith and Alfred Morris will carry the load for the first half of the Cowboys season, with Ezekiel not being able to return to the team until after their BYE week on Week 7, when the Cowboys play the San Francisco 49ers.

If you drafted Elliott on your fantasy team early as you held on to hope, good luck with that.

UPDATE: Elliott will be able to play in Week 1 against the New York Giants thanks to a temporary restraining order because of the timing of Harold Henderson’s decision.

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