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The NFL handed Dallas Cowboys operating again Ezekiel Elliott a six-recreation suspension on Friday for violating its private conduct coverage.

Elliott is predicted to attraction the ruling and should achieve this inside three enterprise days, ESPN’s Adam Schefter studies.

The NFL’s investigation into Elliott’s off-subject actions stretches again over a yr, earlier than Elliott had taken a snap within the NFL. In July 2016, an Ohio lady accused Elliott of assault. It later got here to mild that the identical lady referred to as police and accused Elliott of assault in February 2016.

Elliott hasn’t been charged with a criminal offense, however 4 exterior advisors aiding commissioner Roger Goodell in evaluating whether or not Elliot violated NFL coverage believed there was “substantial and persuasive” proof that the operating again engaged in bodily violence towards his accuser.

Within the ensuing months after the July 2016 accusation, Elliot drew the ire of Cowboys proprietor Jerry Jones when he was noticed visiting a marijuana dispensary in Seattle. He additionally uncovered a lady’s breast at a St. Patrick’s Day parade, however these incidents did not issue into the six-recreation ban, in accordance with NFL Community’s Tom Pelissero.