Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott will be suspended for the first six games of the 2017 season for violating the NFL’s personal-conduct policy, the League announced on Friday.
The suspension resulted from a League investigation of Elliott’s involvement in a domestic violence case from July 2016 that involved Elliott’s ex-girlfriend in Columbus, Ohio. The Columbus City Attorney’s office announced they would not pursue charges against Elliott in September.
Elliott plans to appeal the suspension, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
After recording 1,631 rushing yards and 16 total touchdowns in his rookie season, Elliott will miss games against the New York Giants, Denver Broncos, Arizona Cardinals, Los Angeles Rams, Green Bay Packers and San Francisco 49ers.
Here’s what fans across the League had to say about Elliott’s suspension:
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