Ezekiel Elliott is heading into his second season of an already up-and-down NFL career.
The ups have all been on the field, where Elliott cruised to 1,631 yard season on 322 carries. It was perhaps the best performance by a rookie that didn’t win Rookie of the Year, which went to his teammate and quarterback Dak Prescott.
The downs have all been off the field, the latest one potentially costing Elliott big time.
After criminal charges stemming from an assault in Columbus, Ohio were dropped, the NFL conducted its own investigation. Their findings concluded that Elliott was deserving of a six game suspension. That didn’t sit well with Elliott, who claims he was being set up by Tiffany Thompson, the woman who was accusing him of domestic assault.
On Monday, Elliott’s father tweeted that his son and his legal team are ready to get to work on having the suspension reduced or removed, citing the Star-Telegram.
My son's legal team is ready to fight! Let's deal!!! You will know the set up and PLOT! pic.twitter.com/GSt7QTJehs
— Stacy Elliott (@stacy_elliott) August 14, 2017
Elliott tweeted his disappointment about the decision made by the NFL, and is actively seeking an appeal. For the second consecutive year, the NFL enters the season with a contested suspension of one of its marquee players.
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