Elliott banned for six games

The NFL suspended the Cowboys running back for a domestic violence incident last summer

Brayton Wilson
August 11, 2017 - 1:10 pm

The National Football League has come down hard on Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliot for violating the league's personal conduct policy.

Elliott has been suspended for six games this upcoming season, stemming from a domestic violence incident last July. Elliott, 22, was accused of assaulting a former girlfriend on multiple occasions last summer while still in Columbus, Ohio.

The league released a statement on the suspension on Friday, saying they have completed an extensive investigation with the help of multiple advisors. In their letter to Elliott advising him of his suspension, the league said,"[The advisors> were of the view that there is substantial and persuasive evidence supporting a finding that [Elliott> engaged in physical violence against Ms. [Tiffany> Thompson on multiple occasions during the week of July 16, 2016."

Here is the official statement from the NFL:

One of the league's top rookies last season will now have three business days to file an appeal of the suspension, which is expected.

Elliott led the league in rushing last season with 322 carries for 1,631 yards, and averaged a league-high 108.7 yards per-game. Elliott also put up 15 touchdowns on the ground and one in the air in his first season in the NFL. Elliott was the Cowboys' first round pick (fourth overall) in the 2016 NFL Draft.

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