Ezekiel Elliott’s six-game suspension has yet to be started, as his on-again, off-again war with the NFL continues.
He’ll play in Week 9 after granted yet another stay during the appeal process, and his camp believes it has an answer to NFL commish Roger Goodell should the league try to bleed his suspension into the postseason.
Here’s the specific verbiage in the letter to Elliott:
“Ezekiel Elliott of the Dallas Cowboys was notified today by the NFL that he will be suspended without pay for the team’s first six 2017 regular-season games for violating the league’s Personal Conduct Policy.”
Elliott was supposed to be unable to play this week, but the NFLPA did put out a last ditch effort to get him on the field and it appears to have worked for now. There’s no time table on how long it will take the 3-judge panel to come together and make a decision.
It would appear the Cowboys get to stay alive in the NFC East for another week with Elliott around, currently sitting at 4-3. He has rushed for 690 yards, six touchdowns, has 210 receiving yards and two touchdowns through the air in seven games this season.