Published: Sun, August 13, 2017
Sport | By Ellis Neal

National Football League could still investigate Ezekiel Elliott bar incident

National Football League could still investigate Ezekiel Elliott bar incident

On Friday, the National Football League levied a six-game suspension against Ezekiel Elliott for his alleged role in a domestic violence incident. The NFL looked into the case, but couldn't come to any conclusions.

On Friday, the NFL suspended Elliott for the first six games of the season without pay for violating the league's personal conduct policy.

Ezekiel Elliott posted a statement Friday evening in which he apologized for causing "distraction and disruption".

- Mike Leslie (@MikeLeslieWFAA) August 11, 2017Elliott & reps statement: "In the coming weeks. a slew of additional credible and controverting evidence will come to light". Sources have described him as "upset" about commissioner Roger Goodell's decision to suspend Elliott.

Elliott's suspension stems from domestic violence allegations made against him previous year in Ohio.

Harvey said Elliott's representatives presented "alternative theories" to how she may have sustained the injuries but did not offer evidence of the injuries occurring under those circumstances. "League investigators interviewed more than a dozen witnesses, including Ms. Tiffany Thompson, who had alleged multiple instances of physical violence in July 2016, and Mr. Elliott".

If the NFL determines that there is enough evidence that Elliott was responsible for the punch, there is a chance the Cowboys running back could face further league discipline.

The NFL however does hold the power to penalize a player without legal charges.

Schefter also reported Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is "furious" with the ruling. He set rookie franchise records for yards, rushing touchdowns (15) and total touchdowns (16).

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