Dallas Cowboys’ Ezekiel Elliott suspended over domestic abuse

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott is pictured in this August 2016 photo in a game against the Seattle Seahawks in Seattle, Washington.Image copyright
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Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott has been suspended for six games after domestic violence incidents, the NFL announced.

The move came after a yearlong league investigation into claims he abused his then-girlfriend in Ohio in 2016.

Prosecutors decided not to charge Mr Elliott, but the league’s inquiry found substantial evidence showing physical confrontations with his ex-girlfriend.

The 22-year-old footballer has three days to appeal the decision.

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Mr Elliott was playing for The Ohio State University at the time of the abuse claims

Dallas Cowboys’ Ezekiel Elliott suspended over domestic abuse

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