Dallas Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott suspended for six games but could launch appeal

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The league sent Elliott a six-page letter that explained why his suspension was six games, and Elliott's lawyers have responded with a forceful response that claims the NFL "cherry-picked" evidence with "factual inaccuracies" while "ignoring other critical evidence".

The league, however, does not need a legal charge in order to hand Elliott a suspension under its personal conduct policy.

The NFL has cracked down on domestic violence allegations in recent years, and a 2014 revision of its personal conduct policy gives Commissioner Roger Goodell the ability to suspend players with or without a conviction.

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The NFL Players Association adds they have been in contact with Elliott.

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Schefter tweeted that Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is said to be furious with the decision.

If Elliott's suspension is upheld, he will not be eligible to appear in a game for the Cowboys until the team's Week 8 matchup against the Washington Redskins on October 29.

Prescott and Elliott took the league by storm last season, leading the Cowboys to a 13-3 record and the No. 1 overall seed in the NFC before losing to the Green Bay Packers in the divisional round. Still, in football terms, the Elliott would only miss one divisional game, the season-opener against the Giants he was going to miss with any length suspension.

Elliott's lawyers said "a slew of additional credible and controverting evidence will come to light" during the appeals process. "My opinion is there's not even an issue over he-said, she-said".

"Elliott has three business days to file notice of appeal, and a hearing must be scheduled within 10 days of receipt of the notice, according to Article 46 of the collective bargaining agreement, which governs appeal of commissioner discipline". Without Elliott, the Cowboys are likely to turn to Darren McFadden, Alfred Morris and Rod Smith at running back. The league also considered a separate incident in which he pulled a woman's top down at a Saint Patrick's Day festival in Dallas.

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