The long, arduous league office review of domestic violence allegations against Ezekiel Elliott has finally come to a close.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Friday that the NFL has suspended Elliott for the first six games of the 2017 season:
The NFL launched an investigation after Elliott’s ex-girlfriend, Tiffany Thompson, had gone public with domestic violence claims on her Instagram last July. Prosecutors had declined to press charges in the case.
Sources tell CowboysBlitz.com that the NFL reached its decision within the last 24 hours.
With the suspension, Elliott’s contract now becomes non-guaranteed. He will be eligible to return on October 29th against the Washington Redskins.
It is assumed that Elliott will appeal the suspension, but an appeal has not been announced at this time.