Twitter Roasts Ezekiel Elliott And The Cowboys After Court Upholds 6-Game Suspension

Bryan Brandom
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The Dallas Cowboys could be without serial cereal eater Ezekiel Elliott for six weeks after all.

The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals sided with the league in its fight to suspend Elliott for allegations of domestic abuse.

In July 2016, Elliott was accused of violence toward his ex-girlfriend in Columbus, Ohio, but the city attorney dropped the case due to “conflicting and inconsistent information”—text messages revealed the accuser had asked a friend to lie on her behalf.

Still, the league suspended Elliott for six weeks. Then United States District Court Judge Amos Mazzant blocked the suspension after finding the league had botched their 13-month investigation of last year’s rushing leader.

But the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reinstated the ban after determining the players’ union had improperly filed their lawsuit against the ban before the conclusion of the appeals process.

“The procedures provided for in the collective bargaining agreement between the NFL and NFLPA were not exhausted,” wrote Judges Jennifer Elrod and Edward Prado. “The parties contracted to have an arbitrator make a final decision. That decision had not yet been issued.”

Missing no opportunity to lambast one of the league’s most hated franchises, Twitter gleefully piled onto Zeke and his squad.

Fantasy football aficionados also got in on the action. 

Get the jokes out while you can, because the Zeke suspension saga isn’t over yet.

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