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Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliot Suspended Six Games By The NFL

The suspension stems from allegations that Elliot assaulted his ex-girlfriend last year. Elliot denies the allegations

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: 

(PHOTO: Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

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