Time is ticking for Ezekiel Elliott’s reported plans to appeal his suspension.
Elliot was suspended for six games without pay Friday, Aug. 11, after the NFL concluded he violated the league’s personal conduct policy following a probe that began last year. The investigation found there was “substantial and persuasive” evidence that Elliot engaged in domestic violence, however, he has not been charged with a crime, according to The Score.
The Dallas Cowboys running back has until Wednesday to file paperwork, a source told ESPN’s NFL insider Adam Schefter Sunday, Aug. 13. The 22-year-old is expected to submit the request on Tuesday.
Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott is expected to appeal 6-game suspension, per sources. Has three business days to file appeal.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 11, 2017
Elliot has maintained his innocence throughout the ordeal and the Dallas Star-Telegram reported the testimony of his ex-girlfriend Tiffany Thompson will be the crux of his appeal. Elliot reportedly plans to point out threats Thompson allegedly made to “ruin his career” including one where Thompson supposedly said, “You are a Black male athlete. I’m a white girl. They are not going to believe you,” after she called the police on him.
Elliot’s father, Stacy Elliott, tweeted Monday that his son is ready to fight the decision.
My son's legal team is ready to fight! Let's deal!!! You will know the set up and PLOT! pic.twitter.com/GSt7QTJehs
— Ambassador Elliott (@stacy_elliott) August 14, 2017
Since the RB’s suspension, many have reacted, siding with the athlete.
Josh Brown ADMITTED to abusing his wife = one game suspension.
Ezekiel Elliot was never charged with a crime = six games.
— Chase Colston (@chasecolston) August 11, 2017
I honestly don't believe Ezekiel Elliot beat that girl. There is so much evidence against her.
— i cant sang forreal (@ThatsJaymar) August 14, 2017
Ezekiel elliott has 3 days to appeal his suspension… please send up a prayer to the good lord so Zeke doesn't miss half the season. K thx
— Kathryn Marie (@ktmoore23) August 13, 2017