By Peter Gleason
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott has been suspended six games by the NFL for violating the personal conduct policy, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
If the league dictates that the suspension takes effect from Week 1, it will have no effect on the Eagles-Cowboys games, which are later in the year.
The suspension comes as a result of an investigation that started more than a year ago after an ex-girlfriend accused Elliott of domestic violence in Columbus, Ohio. The Columbus City Attorney’s office announced in September that it would not pursue charges against Elliott because of “conflicting and inconsistent information,” but the NFL can penalize a player even without legal charges.
Elliott is expected to appeal the suspension, league sources told Schefter.