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August 11, 2017

Report: 'Definite' suspension coming for Ezekiel Elliott

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According to a report from Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk, a suspension could be coming as soon as today for Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott, with one of Florio's sources characterizing a suspension as 'definite.'

On Monday this week, citing inside information, former player Cris Carter said on FS1 that Elliott destroyed evidence and could face a suspension as long (or longer) than the four-game suspension Tom Brady received a year ago.

Elliott has been under investigation by the NFL for over a year now, stemming from an incident, or rather a pattern of alleged abuse over the span of several days in July of 2016, in which Elliott's girlfriend filed a report with police.

While under investigation, Elliott pulled down a woman's shirt during a St. Patrick's Day party, exposing her breast on camera. He also received a ticket for excessive speeding (over 100 miles per hour), and was accused of punching a DJ at a bar.

The Cowboys' first six games are as follows:

  1. Giants
  2. At Broncos
  3. At Cardinals
  4. Rams
  5. Packers
  6. At 49ers

Elliott was arguably the Cowboys best and most important player a year ago. Obviously, if the Cowboys were to miss him for a significant amount of time, that would dent their chances of being the first team to repeat as NFC East Champions since the Eagles did it from 2001 to 2004.

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