UPDATE: Friday Nov. 3, 11:00 AM
A federal appeals court granted the NFL Players Association an administrative stay in the Ezekiel Elliott case on Friday, meaning the Dallas Cowboys running back will be on the field come Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs.
According to NFL.com, the Dallas Cowboys running back has been suspended six games for violating the personal conduct policy.
The suspension comes from a year-long investigation that began when an ex partner accused Elliott of domestic violence in Columbus, Ohio. Last September, the Columbus City Attorney’s office announced that it wouldn’t charge the 22-year-old because there was too much conflicting and inconsistent information.
But the NFL is allowed to continue an investigation even after criminal charges aren’t pursued. Like most of the league’s suspensions Elliott is expected to appeal the suspension and must do so within the next three business days. If Zeke loses the appeal, his suspension would start Sept. 2 and would end on October 29, during the Cowboys Week 7 play against the Washington Redskins.
Zeke’s been productive on the field as he racked up the most rushing yards and rushing touchdowns in Cowboy’s history, but being a 22-year-old multi millionaire comes with added pressures off the field that he’s gotta adjust to if he wants to be a lasting force in the NFL.