The NFL has suspended Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott for 6 games without pay.
In announcing the decision, the league said that Elliott violated their personal conduct policy by being physically violent with now ex-girlfriend Tiffany Thompson “on multiple occasions during the week of July 16, 2016.”
Commissioner Roger Goodell maintained that they interviewed more than a dozen witnesses as well as reviewed photographic and digital evidence, which included thousands of text messages and other records of electronic communications.
Elliott has three days to appeal this decision. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that is indeed what the former Ohio State Buckeye will do.
The NFL Players Association adds they have been in contact with Elliott. The union, currently reviewing the situation, plans to “consider all options.”