Ezekiel Elliott suspended again for Cowboys after losing latest appeal

Salary-cap wise, Elliott's suspension changes the financial landscape of both the player and the team.

Ezekiel Elliott skipped his weekly media session because of more legal limbo in the star Dallas Cowboys running back's fight over the NFL's six-game suspension on alleged domestic violence.

So, Elliott will nearly certainly miss that contest and many experts expect he'll serve the six-game suspension in full after this ruling.

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A series of injunctions and restraining orders have allowed Elliott to play to this point, but a three-judge panel decided against yet another injunction, meaning he is not now eligible to return until the Cowboys' December 24 clash with the Seattle Seahawks. Elliott is seeking an expedited appeal, according to reports, but it's unlikely any further ruling will come down before Dallas plays at the Falcons on Sunday.

The NFL Players Association has reportedly told ESPN that Elliott will not play "while we argue". Elliott was originally suspended for violating the league's personal conduct policy, which stemmed from a very tumultuous offseason experience. The collective bargaining agreement between the National Football League and NFLPA affords commissioner Roger Goodell the power to make decisions on suspensions. Elliott was initially granted a preliminary injunction in court, but it was rescinded when a different judge heard the case. The suspension came after the National Football League investigated his alleged use of force in the summer of 2016 against his girlfriend.

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