Ezekiel Elliott withdraws appeal, will serve 6-game suspension

Ezekiel Elliott withdraws appeal

Ezekiel Elliott finally gives up the fight

Elliott, who missed last Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons, will miss upcoming games against the Eagles, Chargers, Redskins, Giants and Raiders before rejoining team activities and practices on December 18.

The final legal volley took place in the 2nd Circuit court in NY, where a brief administrative stay allowed Elliott to stay on the field for the Cowboys' Week 9 game before a three-judge panel in the same court denied him the injunctive relief he needed to continue playing.

Elliott has staunchly denied the allegations and the Columbus City Attorney's office announced in September that it would not pursue charges against Elliott because of "conflicting and inconsistent information", however, but the National Football League can punish a player even without legal charges under the "personal conduct" clause.

To make sure the final two games of the season matter, the coaches have to find a way to better adjust to life without Elliott. He dropped it due to "a practical assessment of the current legal landscape" and his desire for closure in the matter. The writing was on the wall when Elliott's emergency injunction request by the NFLPA on his behalf was denied by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals last week.

Elliott will return to the field for Week 16 against Seattle.

Elliott is expected to release his own statement in the coming weeks.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell suspended Elliott for six games on August 11 after a 13-month investigation concluded he was in violation of the league's personal-conduct policy for an incident in the summer of 2016.

It's also true that Elliott's quest for 1,000 depends on how his team plays during his absence. 'Well, under our legal system it has to be stronger than that for someone to have done it.

'With the knowledge that I have, the circumstances aren't treating him fair'. They are not going to believe you'.

Elliott has put up 993 total yards and nine touchdowns in eight games this season.

Now sitting at 5-4 with a critical divisional match up against the Philadelphia Eagles on the horizon, the Cowboys must find answers which they did not have last Sunday.

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