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Ezekiel Elliott's Attorneys Release Statement After Suspension Was Upheld

It looks like a long battle will ensue.

On Tuesday night a Texas judge upheld the NFL's decision to suspend Ezekiel Elliott for six games.

Not surprisingly, Elliott's legal team was not happy with the ruling, and vowed to take the case to federal court.

Elliott's attorneys released the following statement after the decision.

This case has shades of the Deflategate case against Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. The NFL suspended Brady for four games of the 2015 NFL season, yet after a lengthy legal battle, he didn't serve that suspension until the 2016 season.

Elliott's case could take the same route. A ruling to come on Friday will determine if the case goes to federal court, or if the suspension must be served during Week 2-7 of the 2017 NFL season.