Ezekiel Elliott Drops Suspension Appeal, Will Serve Remaining Five Games

Ezekiel Elliott Drops Suspension Appeal, Will Serve Remaining Five Games

Ezekiel Elliott Drops Suspension Appeal, Will Serve Remaining Five Games

He'll be expected to return for the Cowboys' home matchup against the Seattle Seahawks on Christmas Eve before facing the Eagles in the season finale the next week.

Having sat out last week's loss to the Atlanta Falcons, Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott is now fully prepared to serve the remainder of his six-game suspension.

"Mr. Elliott's desire for closure in this matter is in his best interest, as well as the best interests of his teammates, family and friends", said his agents, Rocky Arceneaux and Frank Salzano, in a joint statement.

Elliott will be back this season, after he misses five more games. In the meantime, he intends to release a "final personal statement" about Thompson's accusations and the suspension in the coming weeks.

After moving through from the league office through four courts - in Texas, New Orleans and New York - Elliott and the NFL Player's Association are withdrawing their appeal of his suspension, according to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport.

Elliott has already served one game of the suspension.

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Prosecutors in Columbus, Ohio, decided not to pursue the case in the city where Elliott starred for Ohio State, citing conflicting evidence. Jones has said on multiple times he does not believe the league has treated Elliott fairly. Goodell imposed the discipline after the National Football League conducted a year-long investigation into the allegations.

The NFL originally handed down Elliott's six-game suspension August 11 after an investigation into accusations of domestic violence against him in Ohio. Commissioner Roger Goodell's power remains intact.

The second-year running back is reportedly spending his suspension out of the country to "clear his head". 'Well, under our legal system it has to be stronger than that for someone to have done it. "That's not how I want to be seen".

'With the knowledge that I have, the circumstances aren't treating him fair'.

Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones has been outspoken in his support of Elliott and has decried the league's actions that many believe it has played a factor in his fight against the impending suspension.

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