ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Friday that Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott is bracing for a "short suspension" stemming from an investigation into a 2016 domestic violence allegation. Per 105.3 The Fan Cowboys insider Mike Fisher, the front office "is not aware" of any upcoming suspension.
Schefter said Elliott still has to respond to the NFL's findings and the report it sent him on its investigation, and that there's a chance the running back could miss one and possibly two games.
I think that there is a growing sense that he could face some sort of short suspension here in the coming weeks at some point once the National Football League wraps up it's investigation.
In July 2016, Zeke Elliott was questioned by Columbus, Ohio, police officers after a former girlfriend asserted an incident in which Zeke forcibly pulled her out of a vehicle.
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So this entire process is expected to remain ongoing for at least a couple of weeks.
"Ezekiel Elliott at this point in time is bracing for a short suspension", Schefter said. However, they either haven't been updated or are unwilling to comment at this juncture.
In a TMZ report past year, Elliott's ex-girlfriend accused the running back in July 2016 of assaulting her, but did not press charges. A complaint filed in OH also shows texts from Elliott's ex asking a friend to tell police she was pulled out of a vehicle. "This is primarily due to conflicting and inconsistent information across all incidents resulting in concern regarding the sufficiency of evidence to support the filing of criminal charges". He visited a legal marijuana dispensary before a preseason game past year and was caught pulling down a woman's top at a St. Patrick's Day Parade (consensually, apparently).