Report: Ezekiel Elliott
Suspended 6 Games
After Dom. Violence Probe
8/11/2017 9:12 AM PDT
Ezekiel Elliott has been suspended for 6 games following the NFL’s year-long domestic violence investigation into the Dallas Cowboys star.
Zeke was accused of assaulting his ex-girlfriend 5 different times in 6 days back in July 2016.
Cops investigated the allegations but decided there wasn’t enough evidence to prosecute.
The NFL conducted its own investigation and apparently felt there was enough evidence to suspend him.
Elliott denied any wrongdoing — but the accuser has maintained he attacked her. In fact, she put up a statement last month doubling down on the allegations against Zeke and saying people like her need to speak up and stop domestic violence.
Elliott’s made headlines for all the wrong reasons this offseason — he was caught exposing a woman’s bare breast at a St. Patrick’s Day parade and was accused of attacking a man in a Dallas bar in July.
Adam Schefter says the NFL factored in the St. Patrick’s Day incident when meeting about punishment.
Zeke wasn’t arrested or charged with any crime for either incident … but it’s been reported the league would take these incidents into consideration when determining his punishment.
The news will undoubtedly come as a shock to Cowboys owner, Jerry Jones, who just told us THIS WEEK that Zeke would NOT be suspended.