Former Ohio State RB Ezekiel Elliott will appeal 6-game suspension

The Ezekiel Elliott saga is over, as the former Ohio State and current Dallas Cowboys running back was suspended for six games by the NFL. Or is it?

Elliott is not taking the suspension lying down, as his representatives released a statement saying Elliott will appeal the suspension.

“The NFL’s findings are replete with factual inaccuracies and erroneous conclusions and it ‘cherry picks’ so called evidence to support its conclusion while ignoring other critical evidence.

“For example, both the Columbus Prosecutor’s office as well as the NFL investigators expressly concluded and conveyed to our office (and others) that the accuser was lying about an alleged July 22, 2016 incident whereby she accused Mr. Elliott of pulling her out of her car and assaulting her. An allegation that was ultimately undermined by her own friend’s affidavit which stated that no such assault occurred. The affidavit also outlined the accuser’s plan to orchestrate a story to police to in order to corroborate her false allegation of assault. In addition, the NFL’s own medical experts concluded that many of her injuries predated the week in question and likely occurred during a period of time when Mr. Elliott was not in contact with the accuser. During the upcoming weeks and through the appeal a slew of additional credible and controverting evidence will come to light.”

Elliott’s suspension comes as a result of a year-long domestic violence investigation. It was reported the NFL interviewed more than a dozen witnesses, including and the victim herself, on an alleged accusation of more than one instance of physical violence.

If the six-game suspension holds up, Elliott would not be able to play until Oct. 29 against the Washington Redskins.

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