NFL suspends Cowboy Ezekiel Elliott for 6 games

The league suspended the star running back, saying he violated the league's personal-conduct policy after an ex-girlfriend accused him of physical violence.
2:51 | 08/12/17

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Now we turn to one of the NFL's fasting rising stars suspended for six games without pay. Yeah, after investigating Ezekiel Elliott for more than a year and the claims his ex made about dominguez-heithoff violence, the league made its move. What happens next? Janai Norman is in Dallas outside of cowboys stadium. Hi there, many janai. One of the stars temporarily sidelined after the NFL's decision to suspend Ezekiel Elliott. Elliott for the touchdown. Reporter: This morning the Dallas cowboys record-setting running back benched. The NFL suspending Ezekiel Elliott, a first round draft pick in one of the fastest rising stars in the NFL saying he violated the league's personal conduct policy after one woman accused him of physical violence. The NFL forcing the player known as zeke to sit out six regular season games without pay. Jerry Jones did not expect any suspension, the NFL handed him a six-game suspension which threatens to disrupt the Dallas cowboys season. Reporter: The NFL making the call over multiple 2016 allegations by his then girlfriend Tiffany Thomas that Elliott abused her saying he used physical force against Ms. Thompson resulting in her injury. Those injuries posted on Instagram. He speeded he's disappointed by the decision and disagree with the league's findings his attorney says are replete with factual inaccuracies and erroneous conclusions. In rolling inside the 25. Reporter: The 22-year-old saw seen flexing and hurtling in this year's ESPN body issue is facing one of the longest dominguez-heithoff violence policies in history. The NFL coming under fire in the past for not being strict enough for suspensions it leveled against other players accused of domestic violence. They took a hard-line stance after not taking that type of stance where ray rice was involved. Where Josh brown was involved and other issues of domestic violence. The league was determined not to be embarrassed again. That decision from the NFL comes even though Elliot wag -- was never arrested. That suspension would have him sidelined for the team's first regular season game here at home on September 10th. Thank you very much, janai. He is expected to appeal. He has three days to file that appeal but this is the second year in a row where the biggest story going in the NFL season was a suspension of one of its star players. Tom Brady last year and Ezekiel Elliott. There are financial implications to this six-game suspension means he loses more than a half million dollars. That's a lot of money.

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