Zeke Suspended For Six Games
The NFL announced it has suspended Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott for six games to start the 2017 season. The news was first reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Elliott announced Friday through his legal team that he plans to appeal the punishment. “The NFL's findings are replete with factual inaccuracies and erroneous conclusions and it 'cherry picks' so called evidence to support its conclusion while ignoring other critical evidence,” Elliott’s representatives wrote in a statement. The NFLPA also released a statement shortly after the suspension was announced. “We are reviewing the decision and have been in touch with Ezekiel and his representatives to consider all options.” Elliott has continually denied accusations of domestic assault that were leveled against him last July. He was not arrested and no charges were filed by authorities, but the NFL launched its own investigation. It’s standard process for the NFL to conduct an independent investigation into any domestic violence allegations to determine whether a player violated the personal conduct policy. A player can be disciplined under the league’s policy even if he hasn’t faced legal charges.