The Ezekiel Elliott suspension has finally been announced.
After more than a year of NFL investigating and months of speculation regarding how long the Dallas Cowboys running back would be suspended if at all, ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting Elliott has received a six-game suspension for violating the personal conduct policy.
The suspension comes after numerous off-field incidents for the running back, including multiple domestic violence accusations, being caught on video pulling down a woman’s shirt and an ill-advised trip to a marijuana dispensary in Seattle.
Elliott has three days to appeal the league’s decision, which he is expected to do.
Elliott was not charged with a crime.
Last season as a rookie, Elliott led the NFL in rushing with 1,631 yards and 15 touchdowns. If his appeal is unsuccessful, the Cowboys will have Darren McFadden and Alfred Morris splitting duties in the backfield.
Dallas opens its 2017 campaign on Sunday, Sept. 10 against the division rival New York Giants in primetime.
Photo Credit: Instagram/Ezekiel Elliott