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Ezekiel Elliott Reportedly Suspended 6 Games for Domestic Violence
Michael Ainsworth/Associated Press Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott has been suspended six games without pay by the NFL for his role in a domestic violence case from last July.
The NFL confirmed the decision in a release shared by Mike Garafolo of NFL.com: The release notes that league advisors "were of the view that there is substantial and persuasive evidence supporting a finding that [Elliott] engaged in physical violence...on multiple occasions." Adam Schefter of ESPN first reported word of the suspension. Schefter noted Elliott is expected to appeal and must do so within three business days. A hearing must be scheduled within 10 days of the filing of the appeal, per Schefter. If Elliott does not appeal, his suspension will begin on September 2 and be eligible to return on October 23, per the release A woman who said she was Elliott's girlfriend alleged that the NFL star abused her for five days in July surrounding his 21st birthday. She also stated he abused her another time prior to the NFL draft in 2016. The Columbus City Attorney's Office declined to press charges against Elliott due to "conflicting and inconsistent information."
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