The Dallas Cowboys running back has released a statement about his suspension.
Ezekiel Elliott took to Twitter this evening to release a personal statement regarding his suspension.
The NFL announced this afternoon that the Dallas Cowboys running back is suspended for the first six games of the season for violating the league’s player conduct policy. The suspension decision comes after a year-long investigation into Elliott after he was accused of domestic violence in Columbus, Ohio. No charges were filed, but the NFL can punish a player without legal charges.
Elliott says he “strongly (disagrees)” with the NFL’s decision to suspend him.
Here’s his full statement:
— Ezekiel Elliott (@EzekielElliott) August 12, 2017
Elliott is planning on appealing the NFL’s decision.
“The NFL’s findings are replete with factual inaccuracies and erroneous conclusions and it ‘cherry picks’ so called evidence to support its conclusion while ignoring other critical evidence,” Frank Salzano and Scott Rosenblum, Elliott’s lawyers, said in the statement released earlier today.
The Cowboys open the season against the Giants Week 1. Las Vegas has taken that game off the board at many sportsbooks due to Elliott’s suspension.