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Published: Sat, August 12, 2017
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

Ezekiel Elliott reportedly suspended six games by NFL

Ezekiel Elliott reportedly suspended six games by NFL

The Ohio case was the first in a series of off-field incidents involving Elliott in his first year after the Cowboys made him the fourth overall pick in the 2016 draft.

The suspension comes as a result of an investigation that started more than a year ago after an ex-girlfriend accused Elliott of domestic violence in Columbus, Ohio.

And on Friday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported the National Football League chose to suspend Elliott for six games, which is the minimum for domestic violence violations.

It is already anticipated that Elliott will appeal the decision, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter, and he has the next three days to do so. As it stands, Elliott will be unable to play until Week 8 against the Redskins.

One league source characterized an Elliott suspension as "definite". "Mr. Elliott and his team of representatives are extremely disappointed with the NFL's decision", said attorneys Frank Salzano and Scott Rosenblum in a joint statement. He is eligible to participate in all preseason practices and games. Elliott will be eligible to return to the active roster on October 23.

The investigation heard evidence from numerous witnesses, including Elliott's former girlfriend and Elliott himself.

USA TODAY Sports does not identify alleged victims of domestic violence. "That's all I'm going to tell you". He was never arrested and prosecutors declined to charge Elliott, citing conflicting and inconsistent information.

Several months before, Thompson had told police in Florida that Elliott had pushed her against a wall and injured her left shoulder.

The NFL disagreed. Elliott is the third Cowboys player who will miss time this season because of a suspension. Dallas opens the season against the New York Giants, a team they went 0-2 against in the 2016 regular season.

Earlier this year, Elliott was shown in videos and photos pulling down a woman's shirt and exposing her breast on the roof of a Dallas bar during St. Patrick's Day celebrations.

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