ESPN Arbitrator Harold Henderson has upheld the six-game suspension for Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott on Tuesday, a source told ESPN’s Chris Mortensen. Despite the suspension being upheld, Elliott is still eligible to play in the team’s season opener Sunday against the New York Giants. Elliott was suspended for six games of the regular season for violating the league’s personal conduct policy stemming from domestic violence allegations last year. His appeal hearing was held last week, heard by arbitrator Harold Henderson in New York.
In a strange turn of events, arbitrator Harold Henderson has upheld Ezekiel Elliott’s six game suspension, but since the arbitrator took so long to make a decision, Ezekiel Elliott will play Sunday against the New York Giants. I guess New York based arbitrator Harold Henderson is a Jets fan, because by taking so long to make a decision, he may have screwed the Giants. There is also a chance that Ezekiel Elliott can get a restraining order, which will allow him to stay on the field all season long, however if he cannot get the restraining order he will sit weeks 2-7 of the 2017 season.
Zeke will be on the field week one against the Giants, and if he gets the restraining order, he may be on the field all season. The next step is the restraining order.