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Ezekiel Elliott was denied an injunction by a federal appeals court in New York on Thursday, a ruling that clears the way for the NFL to enforce the six-game suspension of the Dallas Cowboys running back over allegations of domestic violence.
The ruling came about an hour after Elliott’s hearing in front of a three-judge panel of the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals. Elliott was denied an injunction as merits of his case against the NFL is resolved because he “failed to meet the requisite standard” under federal case law, according to the opinion issued.
NFL spokesperson Joe Lockhart told reporters on a conference call Thursday that Elliott would be immediately suspended if the appeal court denied the injunction.
The appeals court did approve an expedited appeal and set a hearing for Dec. 1. In the meantime, Elliott remains suspended and will miss at least the next four games – starting with Sundays’…