Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott suspended for 6 games
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott was suspended for six games Friday for violating the league’s personal-conduct policy. The ruling comes after a year-long investigation into reports that involved Elliott in domestic violence accusations.
Elliott, 22, denied the allegations. He has three days to appeal the league’s decision.
Within the NFL’s personal conduct policy, players found by the league to have committed domestic violence are held to “a baseline suspension without pay of six games” even if “the conduct does not result in a criminal conviction.”
The NFL’s policy states that, “in cases where a player is not charged with a crime, or is charged but not convicted, he may still be found to have violated the policy if the credible evidence establishes that he engaged in conduct prohibited by this Personal Conduct Policy.”
In March of this year, Elliott was spotted in both videos and photos forcing a woman to expose her breast on the roof of a Dallas bar during a St. Patrick’s Day parade. Last month, Elliott was involved in an incident taking place at a Dallas bar which sparked an assault investigation an assault investigation.
Elliott rushed for 1,631 yards and 15 touchdowns last season, his rookie year.
If the suspension stands, Elliott will return on Oct. 29.