Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott is withdrawing his appeal and will serve the full six-game suspension, according to Ian Rapoport.
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
Rapoport adds that NFLPA could still fight this case in court.
Elliott began serving his six-game suspension last weekend after the recent court ruling. He had his next appeal set for Dec. 1, but it appears as though he’s changed his mind about fighting the suspension.
In total, Elliott will miss games against the Falcons, Eagles, Chargers, Redskins, Giants and Raiders.
Elliott was accused of five incidents of domestic violence that took place over over the course of a six-day period in July 2016, which led to the NFL suspended him six games.
Elliott, 22, was taken with the No. 4 overall pick by the Cowboys back in May. He signed four-year contract worth $24,956,342, which includes a signing bonus of $16,350,068.
Elliott stands to make base salaries of $1.58 million (2017), $2.71 million (2018), and $3.85 million (2019) over the remainder of the contract. The agreement also includes a fifth-year option for the team to pick up in 2019.
In 2017, Elliott has appeared in eight games and rushed for 783 yards on 191 carries (4.1 YPC) to go along with 19 receptions for 210 yards receiving and nine total touchdowns.