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REPORT: Ezekiel Elliott Could Face Suspension For 2016 Domestic Violence Charges
On Friday, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that Ezekiel Elliott is bracing for a “short suspension” stemming from an investigation into a 2016 domestic violence allegation.
Last year, a 20-year-old woman accused the Dallas Cowboys running back of assaulting her inside of a car. She was later identified as his girlfriend at that particular time. There were at least four witnesses who stated they saw no assault take place. That caused the steam from the incident to die down, but the NFL refused to let go.
Despite Elliott releasing text messages that show his former girlfriend was motivated by revenge or money and the charges against Elliott were dropped due to “conflicting and inconsistent information,” Schefter says that the NFL’s inquest isn’t completed but that it is nearing the latter stages.
Elliott had 1,631 rushing yards to go along with 15 rushing touchdowns, and 32 receptions for 363 yards and one touchdown through the air during his rookie campaign.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 14, 2017