Ezekiel Elliott to serve six-game suspension

  • Ezekiel Elliott to serve six-game suspension

Ezekiel Elliott to serve six-game suspension

And while Elliott will most likely appeal the latest suspension, it still doesn't takeaway from the fact of how much of a distraction this is going to be for the Cowboys over the next few weeks.

The NFL took a very long time investigating Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott, but the league has finally reached a decision on how to handle his case.

If Elliott serves the entire suspension, he will be eligible to return to the team October 29, when the Cowboys travel to play the Redskins. "Cowboys nation should brace for this", tweets Jane Slater of NFL Network in reference to the six games.

Elliott is expected to appeal the NFL's decision. That probe was suspended but didn't form part of the NFL's investigation. "My opinion is there's not even an issue over he-said, she-said".

Multiple speeding tickets and most recently a bar fight also clouded Elliott in the past year, adding to the pattern of behavior the league looked at.

"League investigators examined all available evidence, including photographic and digital evidence, thousands of text messages and other records of electronic communications", it continued.

NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith discussed Ezekiel Elliott's six game suspension that was handed down by the NFL on Friday morning in an interview with the MMQB's Albert Breer.

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

After a year of investigating Ezekiel Elliott's domestic violence case, it appears that the National Football League might finally be ready to drop the hammer on the Cowboys running back.

Last month, Elliott was allegedly involved in a scuffle at a Dallas bar where a man's nose was injured, but Dallas Police suspended that investigation when witnesses wouldn't come forward. He had 15 rushing touchdowns and one passing TD.