By Steve Kelly

The NFL pulled no punches in a letter it sent to Cowboys’ star running back Zeke Elliott announcing his six-game suspension for domestic violence:

“You must have no further adverse involvement with law enforcement, and must not commit any additional violations of league policies. In that respect, you should understand that another violation of this nature may result in your suspension or potential banishment from the NFL.”

The NFL’s domestic violence policy notes that a second domestic violence incident will result in “banishment” from the league, with the possibility of applying for reinstatement after one year.

As things stand, Elliott will be sitting out the first six games of the 2017 season unless his appeal is successful.

Elliott would have to produce new evidence in the case. Elliott’s lawyer said Friday that the NFL “cherry-picked” evidence to support its case, and that Elliott didn’t do anything wrong. The Cowboys running back also made itclear that he “strongly disagrees” with the suspension and the NFL’s findings.