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According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott has been suspended for six games for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy:


Elliott has been under league investigation since last summer, when his ex-girlfriend accused him of domestic violence. The Columbus prosecutor’s office declined to bring charges against Elliott in that case, citing “conflicting and inconsistent information across all incidents resulting in concern regarding the sufficiency of the evidence to support the filing of criminal charges.” One of the witnesses in the case told prosecutors that Elliott’s ex-girlfriend had asked her to lie to police about the alleged assault.

Since then, Elliott has been recorded pulling a woman’s shirt down at a St. Patrick’s Day Parade and been involved in an incident at a bar that left a man hospitalized.

Elliott can appeal the league’s ruling.


Update (12:27 p.m.): Here is the league’s official statement confirming the suspension: