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NFLPA files appeal on Ezekiel Elliott on six-game suspension

NFLPA files appeal on Ezekiel Elliott on six-game suspension

Late Monday night, U.S. District Judge Katherine Polk Failla of the Southern District of NY denied a motion for a preliminary injunction in a 2016 domestic violence case involving Dallas Cowboys Pro Bowl running back Ezekiel Elliott. Elliott will not be on the field this Sunday when the Cowboys face the Chiefs, and he is not eligible to return until Week 15 against the Raiders.

If Judge Failla doesn't reverse her decision to dissolve the temporary restraining order given to Elliott, The NFL Players Association will then ask the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals to intervene.

CBS Sports previously reported before the ruling was announced that the NFLPA would not be petitioning the 5th circuit for a rehearing of Elliott's case regardless of Failla's decision.

It also states that the "irreparable harm" the NFLPA argued Elliott would suffer is "either speculative or deserving of a monetary award rather than an injunction".

Ezekiel Elliott will immediately begin serving his six-game suspension.

. Elliott was granted a temporary restraining order by U.S. District Judge Paul Crotty on October 17 that allowed him to play in the past two games, but that order was expiring.

The 22-year-old Elliott was suspended in August after the league concluded following a yearlong investigation that he had several physical confrontations in the summer of 2016 with Tiffany Thompson, his girlfriend at the time.

Information from ESPN's Dan Graziano and Todd Archer and The Associated Press was used in this report.

The Cowboys now sit second in the NFC East at 4-3. Elliott and his representatives filed a lawsuit with a district court in Texas challenging the ruling, but they filed suit before the NFL's arbitrator issued his decision on the appeal.

Elliott, however, still has the option of appealing his case to the Second Circuit and seek a stay so he can continue playing while the appeal process plays out.

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Goodell issued the six-game suspension, which is the baseline number for a first-time offender in the NFL. He's tied for the league lead with six rushing touchdowns.