Friday, 11 August 2017

Sports: Ezekiel Elliott is reportedly being suspended for 6 games


People in the NFL seem to believe a suspension for Ezekiel Elliott is coming, and the benchmark for domestic violence is six games.

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott will be suspended for six games, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

The report comes after the NFL world increasingly believed the NFL's year-long investigation into domestic violence allegations against Elliott would lead to a suspension.

According to Schefter, Elliott is expected to appeal the suspension.

As NFL Network's Ian Rapoport had reported prior, the "benchmark" for domestic violence suspensions is six games.

Elliott was accused of five acts of domestic violence over a six-day period in July 2016. Prosecutors declined to press charges.

Elliott has had other off-field incidents, too. Video appeared to show him pulling down the top of a woman at a St. Patrick's Day Parade in March. He also reportedly hit a man in a bar in July and sent him to the hospital, though he was never arrested or charged with any crimes.

However, the announcement of a suspension doesn't mean the end of the process. As Tom Pelissero of NFL Network notes, there could be an appeal, which could lead to legal challenges (sound familiar?).

It remains unclear when an announcement will be made, but from the sounds of it, Elliott could be missing a good chunk of games this season.

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