Court clears way for NFL’s 6-game suspension of Cowboys’ Ezekiel Elliott

FRISCO, Texas — A federal appeals court cleared the way Thursday for the NFL to impose a six-game suspension on Dallas Cowboys star Ezekiel Elliott over domestic violence allegations, siding with the league in the latest high-profile fight over its ability to punish players for off-field behavior.

In a 2-1 decision, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel in New Orleans granted the league’s emergency request to set aside an injunction and ordered a district court in Texas to dismiss Elliott’s case.

The case may not be done yet and further appeals were possible. One of Elliott’s attorneys, Frank Salzano, told ESPN’s Todd Archer they are “currently exploring all of our legal options and will make a decision as to what is the best course of action in the next few days.”

NFL makes bid in court to restore Elliott ban

The NFL, in seeking a dismissal in federal appeals court, wrote in a filing that the players’ union case filed on behalf of Ezekiel Elliott had resulted in “hopelessly doomed proceedings.”

Elliott’s suspension

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