After a 13-month investigation into Dallas Cowboys’ running back Ezekiel Elliott, Adam Schefter is reporting that he will be suspended for six games.
Cowboys' RB Ezekiel Elliott is being suspended 6 games, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 11, 2017
Six games is the standard penalty under the NFL’s domestic violence policy. According to the NFL’s personal conduct policy the player has three days or 72 hours to appeal the ruling The NFL will then have 10 days to respond. Expect this process to go on for a while. The police dropped the case against Elliott but per the policy that didn’t remove him from any punishment.
Discipline may take the form of fines, suspension, or banishment from the League and may
include a probationary period and conditions that must be satisfied prior to or following
reinstatement. The specifics of the disciplinary response will be based on the nature of the
incident, the actual or threatened risk to the participant and others, any prior or additional
misconduct (whether or not criminal charges were filed), and other relevant factors.
The incident in question is from July 2016 and not an acculmination of other incidents as being reported by various outlets. Adam Schefter also reporting that owner Jerry Jones is furious with the league over their ruling on the Ezekiel Elliott case.
Elliott stands to lose $8 million in guaranteed money over the suspension.