Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliot Suspended Six Games By The NFL
DALLAS, TX -- Hold off on taking Ezekiel Elliott early in your fantasy draft.
The Cowboys' star running back has been suspended six games without pay by the NFL for violating the league's personal conduct policy after multiple domestic violence incidents.
Elliott has three days to appeal the suspension and is expected to do so, according to ESPN.
The six-game ban is the penalty for first-time offenders of the new domestic violent policy. Should the suspension stand, he'll be eligible to return Oct. 29 at Washington.
Elliott was accused by his former girlfriend of five domestic assault incidents in July 2016 in Columbus, Ohio, and has been under NFL investigation, although the city attorney's office already announced he will not face criminal charges.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is reportedly "furious" with the league's decision, according to Adam Schefter.
Elliot has responded to the allegations in this statement through lawyers:
Reaction to today's 6-game suspension for Ezekiel Elliott from his attorneys, Frank Salzano and Scott Rosenblum. pic.twitter.com/PFsQLvcME8 (PHOTO: Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
Reaction to today's 6-game suspension for Ezekiel Elliott from his attorneys, Frank Salzano and Scott Rosenblum. pic.twitter.com/PFsQLvcME8— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 11, 2017
(PHOTO: Joe Robbins/Getty Images)