Ezekiel Elliott, who a year ago led the National Football League in rushing and helped a revived Dallas Cowboys go from worst to first in their division, has been suspended six games for violating the NFL's personal-conduct policy. The league has been conducting its own investigation outside of the formal legal system, and the NFL world has been waiting with bated breath for the ruling.
Elliott still could (will) appeal the suspension and this thing could get dragged out quite a bit.
The woman, Tiffany Thompson, also had accused Elliott of pushing her against a wall during a February 2016 incident in Florida.
Bad news Cowboys fans, star running back Ezekiel Elliott will have to spend a substantial amount of time away from the field to open up the season.
Last month, Elliott was allegedly involved in a scuffle at a Dallas bar where a man's nose was injured, but Dallas Police suspended that investigation when witnesses wouldn't come forward.
Friday morning, it was announced that Elliot is being suspended for six games after violating the NFL's personal conduct policy. But even in the event he has the suspension decreased upon appeal, he'll more than likely be out against the Giants in Week 1.
Multiple speeding tickets and most recently a bar fight also clouded Elliott in the past year, adding to the pattern of behavior the league looked at.
The NFL's reigning rushing yards leader has three days to decide whether or not he wants to officially appeal the suspension.
The No. 4 overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft out of Ohio State, Elliott helped lead the Cowboys to a 13-3 record last season. Following the scrutiny and backlash the league faced for the Ray Rice incident, the NFL reviewed the way it handled domestic violence matters and established clear protocol.