Ezekiel Elliott Ineligible to Play Sunday After Losing Appeal

A federal appeals court in New York City has denied Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott’s bid to keep a six-game suspension over alleged domestic violence on hold.

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

The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that Elliott didn’t meet the standards to continue blocking the suspension but ordered a hearing as soon as it could be scheduled.

He played the first eight games on three different legal reprieves. It wasn’t immediately clear how soon the court would rule on Elliott’s claim that he was treated unfairly by the NFL.

The suspension will keep Elliott sidelined through Week 15, when the Cowboys face the Raiders, placing him in line for a Week 16 return against the Seahawks. He will miss his team’s Week 13 matchup against the Redskins.

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