Ezekiel Elliott six-game suspension upheld
The NFL has upheld the six-game suspension handed down to Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott.
After receiving the news he would be suspended for the first six games of the 2017 season for violating the league’s personal conduct policy, Elliott opted to appeal the decision. As ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reports, former NFL executive Harold Henderson has upheld the proposed suspension.
Ezekiel Elliott 6 game suspension has been upheld by Harold Henderson, per source
— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) September 6, 2017
NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport adds the decision came towards the end of Tuesday evening’s hearing.
Official word that Zeke Elliott’s 6-game suspension was upheld came with 5-10 minutes to go in the court hearing tonight.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 6, 2017
As a rookie in 2016, Elliott led the NFL in rushing with 1,631 yards and also had 15 rushing touchdowns on the way to a Pro Bowl selection. Darren McFadden figures to get lion’s share of carries if Elliott ends up having to serve the suspension.