It looks like this is finally the end of the Ezekiel Elliott suspension saga.
In a case that was seemingly turning into the new Deflategate, where suspensions were issued and then re-issued multiple times with injunctions and appeals subsequently following each one, it seems like the second-year running back has finally put his fight to rest.
Zeke has withdrawn his appeal for the suspension handed down by the NFL.
Big news: #Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott is withdrawing his appeal, his agents Rocky Arceneaux and Frank Salzano tell me. Elliott will serve his full 6-game suspension. The statement: pic.twitter.com/BV3jPyX4ap— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 15, 2017
FINALLY, the case is over regarding this long-winded battle between Elliott and the NFL, or at least it seems that way for now.
Unfortunately for NFL fans, there's still an ongoing battle between Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and the entire league regarding Roger Goodell. If you didn't think he was going after the commissioner's job hard enough before, just wait until this bad blood boils completely over.
Elliott began serving his suspension during the team's Week 10 matchup against the Atlanta Falcons, and you could see that the writing was on the wall for him to throw in the towel when he took an
Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott is withdrawing his appeal, per a source. Elliott will serve his six-game suspension and return to the Cowboys on Christmas Eve against Seattle.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 15, 2017
He will be eligible to return Week 16. Whether or not the Cowboys will still be in playoff contention remains a mystery. But one thing is clear: the case is closed on this one.