Ezekiel Elliot Suspended Six Games


Ezekiel Elliott prepares for the divisional game against the Green Bay Packers. Photo Credit to Joe Robbins of Getty Images

Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott has been suspended six games by the NFL after an NFL investigation, Adam Schefter of ESPN first reported.

Elliott was being investigated by the NFL for various off-the-field issues, and it was reported by ESPN Thursday that a decision was expected today (Friday, 8/11) on discipline.

According to Schefter, Elliott has three business days to file an official appeal with the league, and he is expected to do so.

If the appeal is declined, Elliott would not be placed on the active roster until October 23rd, which is one day after the Cowboys face the San Francisco 49ers in a Week 7 contest. According to the Cowboys depth chart, Darren McFadden is next in line at the running back position and is likely to start regular season Game 1 if the appeal does not work out for Elliott.