As announced by the NFL league office, Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliot will be suspended for the first six games of the upcoming 2017 season for violating the league’s personal-conduct policy.
The announcement comes off the heels of an ongoing year-long investigation, regarding a domestic violence indictment involving Elliot in July of 2016 with a former girlfriend. Elliot has denied those claims and was never arrested or charged for the allegations.
NFL statement on Ezekiel Elliott: https://t.co/LXCYVDsEan pic.twitter.com/UaoJNvqlSV
— NFL (@NFL) August 11, 2017
Elliot has three days to appeal the ruling, but as the suspension stands, Zeke will not make his 2017 debut until Week 8, October 28 against Washington. He will miss games against NFC East rival, New York Giants, at the Denver Broncos, at the Arizona Cardinals, Los Angeles Rams, Green Bay Packers, and at the San Francisco 49ers.
In his rookie season with the Cowboys, Zeke rushed for 1,631 yards and 15 touchdowns on the way to All-Pro and Pro Bowl honors.
This news leaves the Cowboys with a veteran running back stable of Darren McFadden, Alfred Morris, and Ronnie Hillman to start the year.