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Elliott Suspended Six Games by NFL

Dallas Cowboys star running back Ezekiel Elliott has been suspended six games without pay by the NFL. The investigation by the NFL Into his domestic violence cases has been going on for a year and the ruling has been handed down. The following is a statement released by the NFL (Courtesy of the NFL and NFL.com) regarding this case and suspension:

“Ezekiel Elliott of the Dallas Cowboys was notified today by the NFL that he will be suspended without pay for the team’s first six 2017 regular-season games for violating the league’s Personal Conduct Policy.

Over the course of the last year, the league conducted an extensive investigation. League investigators interviewed more than a dozen witnesses, including Ms. Tiffany Thompson, who had alleged multiple instances of physical violence in July 2016, and Mr. Elliott. The league also consulted with medical experts. League investigators examined all available evidence, including photographic and digital evidence, thousands of text messages and other records of electronic communications.

Pursuant to the Personal Conduct Policy, Commissioner Goodell sought the views of four external advisors (see below) to assist him in evaluating potential violations. These experts range in experience from law enforcement, judicial and public service, and other specialized subject areas.

The full statement can be read and is available HERE