NEW YORK (AP) - Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott loses appeal and is suspended; running back ineligible to play Sunday.
The ruling means Elliott's six-game suspension is back on and he won't play Sunday vs. the Atlanta Falcons.
The 2nd Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals did stipulate that the NFLPA's appeal of Thursday's ruling would be heard on an expedited basis. No date for that hearing was set.
Elliott received the six-game suspension on Aug. 11 for violating the league's personal conduct policy relating to domestic violence allegations by a former girlfriend. He was never charged with any crime by the Columbus, Ohio, authorities who investigated the allegations.
Elliott was in the courtroom on Thursday. As he did last week, he sat expressionless for the duration of his 30-minute hearing, even when the line of questioning began touching on the details of some of the accusations against him.