Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott Reportedly Will Appeal Six-Game Suspension

The NFL says evidence of their investigation into Ezekiel Elliot is “substantial and persuasive.”(Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

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.


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.

Since the RB’s suspension, many have reacted, siding with the athlete.

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