Ezekiel Elliott has officially taken an L with his domestic violence appeal … as the NFL upheld the RB’s 6-game suspension today following an arbitration hearing at the league’s NYC headquarters.
NFL-appointed arbitrator Harold Henderson handed down the verdict … after hearing Elliott’s case from a team led by Jeffrey Kessler — the lawyer who’s repped the NFLPA on several landmark appeals including DeflateGate.
Zeke also gave his side of the story while under oath … according to NFL insider Ian Rapoport.
The league suspended Elliott earlier this month after finding “substantial evidence” he engaged in physical violence against his then-girlfriend, Tiffany Thompson, a claim the Cowboys superstar has adamantly denied.
Elliott’s team was reportedly prepared for this outcome … as Henderson denied a request to have Thompson testify at the appeal proceeding. Henderson also barred the introduction of notes and materials gathered in the NFL’s interviews with Thompson.
Zeke’s team is now expected to bring their case to federal court … where they’re asking a judge to reduce the suspension.