NEW YORK, NY - 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.
With the suspension now in effect immediately, Elliott is not allowed to return to practice, and will miss Sunday's game at Atlanta. The other five games Elliott is now in line to miss are against the Eagles, Chargers and Redskins at home, with road games at the Giants and Oakland Raiders.
Elliott would be allowed to rejoin the team, the week of the Seahawks game on Christmas eve, Dec. 24.
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