Ezekiel Elliot will be suspended for six games.
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Ezekiel Elliott will be suspended for the first six games of the 2017 NFL season, according to a statement
from the league
The suspension comes after the NFL's year-long investigation into allegations of domestic violence against Elliott made by an ex-girlfriend and other off-field incidents. Elliott denied the domestic-violence
and last September the Columbus City injury attorney new orleans
's office they would not pursue charges in the case due to "conflicting and inconsistent information."
But the league's investigation is a separate matter, and in the letter to Elliott informing him of the suspension the NFL's Special Counsel for Conduct Todd Jones said that advisors and experts hired by the league "were of the view that there is substantial and persuasive evidence supporting a finding that [Elliott] engaged in physical violence against Ms. Thompson on multiple occasions during the week of July 16, 2016."
Not only will the suspension force Elliott to miss the start of the season, it could also potentially cost him a lot of money.According to a report from ESPN's Todd Archer
, the suspension will mean Elliott will have to repay a portion of his signing bonus that could add up to over $1.4 million.