October 17, 2017
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Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott's six-game suspension has been reinstated after the 5th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in New Orleans ruled to vacate his preliminary injunction. USA TODAY Sports/ Matthew Emmons

Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott’s Six-Game Suspension Reinstated Following Court Ruling

The 5th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in New Orleans has reinstated Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott’s six-game suspension by vacating his preliminary injunction.

The 5th U.S. Circuit Court ruled 2-1 in favor of the NFL, stating that the district court does not have subject matter jurisdiction in Elliott’s case, according to NFL Network’s Austin Knoblauch.

“Earlier today, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals vacated the preliminary injunction that prohibited the league from imposing the six-game suspension issued to Ezekiel Elliott for a violation of the Personal Conduct Policy,” the NFL released in a statement. “The Court also directed the district court to dismiss the union’s lawsuit which was filed on Elliott’s behalf. As a result, Elliott’s suspension will begin effective immediately. Elliott is eligible to return to the team on Friday, November 24 following the Cowboys’ Thursday, November 23 game against the Los Angeles Chargers.”

The NFL Players Association released the following statement after the ruling:

The Cowboys second-year running back has carried the ball 105 times for 393 yards and has scored three total touchdowns this season.

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