Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott has been suspended six games by the NFL for multiple domestic violence incidents that amount to a violation of the league’s Personal Conduct Policy.
The league announced the news on Friday after multiple reports indicated he would miss time. Six games has been the league’s standard for a domestic violence punishment. The NFL cited an extensive investigation into the matter and found “substantive and persuasive” evidence that Elliott was physically abusive toward his ex-girlfriend, Tiffany Thompson.
Elliott is expected to appeal the suspension. Without the appeal, his suspension would begin on Sept. 2.
Below is the full letter from the NFL to Elliott:
The Cowboys will play the Giants, Broncos, Cardinals, Rams and Packers before a bye week in Week 6.