The NFL has a new public enemy No. 1 and he plays for the Dallas Cowboys. After a lengthy investigation, the league has decided to suspend running back Ezekiel Elliott for six games violating the personal conduct policy.
Elliott has three days to appeal the suspension and Commisioner Roger Goodell would hear the appeal and decide on the best course of action within 10 days of the appeal being filed.
This all started over a year ago after the league investigated a domestic violence incident with Zeke’s ex-girlfriend in Columbus, OH even though charges were dropped. Though legally, authorities could not pursue a case beyond reasonable doubt, the league interviewed many eyewitnesses and reviewed text messages to come to their conclusion.
The league also reviewed domestic violence incidents in February 2016 and July 2016 and the infamous St. Patrick’s Day party where he pulled down the top of a young lady without her consent.
If the ruling stands, Elliott would begin his suspension on September 2 and would not return to the team until after Week 7, when the Cowboys play the San Francisco 49ers (Dallas has a BYE week on Week 6, which means Elliott would have to wait another week to play and fulfill his six game suspension).
As far as on the field, Dallas has Darren McFadden, Rod Smith and Alfred Morris to take over the load in the backfield for the team in Elliott’s absence.
We’ll keep you updated on the situation as it unfolds.