Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliiott has appealed his six-game suspension, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Representing Elliott will be the NFL Players Association.
Now, a hearing must be scheduled within the next 10 days between the second-year running back and commissioner Roger Goodell.
The league suspended Elliott on Aug. 11 for violation of the personal conduct policy related to a 13-month domestic violence investigation. Despite a four-member panel recommending Goodell not suspend Elliott, the commissioner did so anyway.
Elliott’s father has been vociferous on Twitter proclaiming his son’s innocence surrounding domestic violence allegations involving Tiffany Thompson from July 2016. Furthermore, Elliott’s representatives have also expressed a strong contradiction in the balance of evidence favoring Elliott and Goodell’s six-game suspension.
The 2016 fourth overall pick from Ohio State led the Cowboys in rushing with 1,631 yards and 15 touchdowns on 322 carries. Dallas currently has running backs Darren McFadden, Alfred Morris, Rod Smith, and Ronnie Hillman to fill in for Elliott should the suspension hold or be reduced.