According to the statement release by Ezekiel Elliott’s representatives Rocky Arceneaux and Frank Salzano, the Dallas Cowboys running back has withdrawn his appeal of his domestic violence suspension and agreed to serve entire six-game ban.
“In consultation with the NFLPA and his lawyers, and after careful deliberation and review of the recent Second Circuit decisions, Mr. Elliott has decided to forego any further appeals and will serve the remaining suspension”, the statement reads.
“This decision arises from a practical assessment of the current legal landscape. 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.
This decision is in no way an admission of any wrongdoing, and Mr. Elliott is pleased that the legal fight mounted by he and his team resulted in disclosing many hidden truths regarding this matter as well publicly exposing the NFL ‘s mismanagement of its
Mr. Elliott will maximize this time away from the game and come back even stronger both on and off the field. He intends to release a final personal statement in the upcoming weeks and until then we have no further comment.”, the statement continues.
The NFL Players Association said, “On behalf of all players, the Union appealed the suspension of Ezekiel Elliott to its logical conclusion and we are withdrawing our lawsuit. Our vigilant fight on behalf of Ezekiel once again exposed the NFL’s disciplinary process as a sham and a lie.
They hired several former federal prosecutors, brought in ‘experts’ and imposed a process with the stated goal of ‘getting it right,’ yet the management council refuses to step in and stop repeated manipulation of an already awful League-imposed system.”
Ezekiel Elliott will make official return to the Dallas Cowboys on Christmas eve, when the team will play against the Seahawks in Dallas.