NFL Suspends Cowboy's RB Ezekiel Elliott for Six Games

Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott is suspended by the NFL for 6 games.

The suspension stemming from a domestic abuse allegation in July of last year. An Ohio Attorney Generals' Office declined to press charges.

But the NFL decided there was significant evidence that Elliott physically abused his then-girlfriend three times in one week. The league also considered a separate incident in which he pulled a woman's top down at a Saint Patrick's Day festival in Dallas.

Elliott has three days to appeal the suspension issued by Commissioner Roger Goodell. Goodell issued the 6-game suspension after receiving a recommendation from a four-person external advisory panel.

Here is an excerpt from Friday's media conference call:

"We certainly did not tell the commissioner what to do," said Peter Harvey, former New Jersey Attorney General and one of the panel members. "This was his decision to make. We were not authorized to decide anything. Whether it be a violation or whether it be discipline. There were over 100 exhibits to the investigation. The investigative report exceeded 160 pages. And we came to the conclusion, at least I reached the conclusion individually that Mr. Elliott engaged in physical force against Ms. Thompson and that it caused injury."  

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