Published: Sun, August 13, 2017
Sports | By Mabel Barber

Ezekiel Elliott Suspended Six Games Under Personal Conduct Policy

Ezekiel Elliott Suspended Six Games Under Personal Conduct Policy

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. The city attorney in Columbus announced last September it wouldn't pursue charges, but the National Football League can still penalize a player without charges being filed.

Elliott is considering his options, which might include fighting the suspension in court according to Yahoo Sports' Charles Robinson.

Elliott is expected to appeal the NFL's ruling, but he is likely to be unavailable on September 17 in Denver even if his suspension is reduced. Depending on a player's circumstances, suspensions can be made longer or shorter at the whim of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, who has the final say on all league disciplinary factors.

The NFL said its decision to bar Elliott from the field when the regular season begins comes after an "extensive investigation" into a domestic violence complaint first lodged against him previous year.

Moreover, since Elliott has already received $16.350 million in total signing bonus, he will have to repay the Cowboys roughly $240,000 per game missed.

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott is to appeal a six-match ban over allegations he assaulted a former girlfriend. ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that is indeed what the former Ohio State Buckeye will do.

More news: NY police officer shot in standoff
More news: Giant inflatable chicken hangs out near White House lawn
More news: Glen Campbell dies at 81

"What I don't want to do is hurt things", Jones said on August 4, via the Cowboys' website.

Dallas is set to open its regular season on Sunday, Sept. 10, hosting the New York Giants in primetime on NBC.

Elliott has three days to appeal this decision. The league also considered a separate incident in which he pulled a woman's top down at a Saint Patrick's Day festival in Dallas.

The NFL has sent a very clear message to Ezekiel Elliott: We are taking all of your actions and the accusations you faced very seriously.

Five months later, the woman said Elliott also had assaulted her in OH, and abused her over several days, The Dallas Morning News reported a year ago. He had 15 rushing touchdowns, and one receiving score.

Like this: