Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott Reportedly 'Bracing For A Short Suspension'

NFL discipline still reportedly in play for Ezekiel Elliott as probe nears end

The Dallas Cowboys running back, who almost a year ago learned he wouldn't face criminal charges for domestic violence, is "bracing for a short suspension", ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Friday.

While the National Football League continues its prolonged investigation into Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott, some within the business feel a conclusion to the matter is coming.

Schefter added that the NFL's inquest isn't completed but that it is nearing the latter stages. But even after Elliott, 21, was cleared of any legal wrongdoing after the Columbus, Ohio, city prosecutor's office determined there wasn't enough substance to pursue charges after a lengthy investigation, the NFL began its own probe and declined a status update in January and again in February during commissioner Roger Goodell's state of the league address in Houston.

Rumors about behavior have chased Elliott since before Dallas made him the fourth-overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft.




Elliott burst onto the scene as one of the league's brightest young stars previous year. She alleged Elliott attacked her while they were in a vehicle. She was later identified as his girlfriend at that particular time. In his rookie season, the running back led the league with 1,631 yards on 322 carries a year ago, scoring 15 touchdowns.

The Cowboys have Darren McFadden and Alfred Morris behind Elliott at running back. He had an NFL-best 1,631 rushing yards, 15 rushing touchdowns and 32 catches for 363 yards with one receiving touchdown.

Elliott was named to the Pro Bowl and the All-Pro First Team for his efforts.

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