NFL star Ezekiel Elliott sits out preseason game

The Cowboys running back was suspended for six games for violating the NFL conduct policy.
3:26 | 08/13/17

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Test Text1 plain Welcome back. Ezeki%l Elliott sitting out his preseason opener last night. His first. There he is. All suited up, ready to play. Didn't play a single down. One day after the league's decision to suspend him for six games. The cowboys head coach now speaking out. Ya N janai Norman with more. Reporter: He's the face of this franchise. Leading the Heeg in yards rushed and second in merchandise sales only to Tom Brady. It didn't matter hoim Jerseys were in the stands last night. The only Ezekiel Elliott Jersey on the field was on the the sideline. He showed up for the cowboys for a preseason game. Against the L.A. Rams. Alfred Morris, the running back. Reporter: Notice pli absent from the field. Benched by the league for the first six games of the regular season. For violations of the league's policy following domestic violence allegations. The league took a very hard line stance here. Reporter: Cowboys coach Jason Garrett speaking out for first time since that us is pens was announced. We, suspected that something like this might happen. We prepared our team according accordingly, by building it the right way. We're going to focus on what we control within our football team. We're going coach and play as well as we can. Reporter: The NFL warn aing Elliott saying another violation of this nature may result in your suspension or potential banishment from the NFL. The decision after multiple 2016 allegations by his then girlfriend, Tiffany Thompson, that he abused her. Including this 9 is 1 call. He's been doing it for the past five days. You said he hit you. Where did he hit you? All over. Reporter: Elliott breaking his silence on Twitter. I recognize the distraction and detrux that all of this has caused, for that, I am sincerely sorry. His Sally is worth almost $1.6 million a year. Sitting out six games will cost him about $600,000. His suspension, one of the toughest of its kind in NFL history. The league still struggling to recover of its handling of other domestic violence situations. I got ahead of myself. I was referencing Marshawn lynch. He sat out against the national anthem. He returns to his hometown raiders. What is the team's response this morning to him sitting out of the national anthem. Reporter: His first game as an Oakland raider. He decided to sit out during the gnarl anthem while others stood. Marshawn himself not fanf talking to the media. He was gone from the locker room. In the past, he's voiced support for Colin Kaepernick's decision to take a knee during the national anthem last season. His coach, jack del Rio said he strongly believes in standing for the national anthem. But he spoupports Marshawn lynch.

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