The verdict is in. The NFL announced yesterday (Friday) that they have to suspended Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott for six games following his violation of the league’s newly enforced personal conduct policy.
This comes after a year – long investigation that Elliott assaulted his former girlfriend in 2016. Also during that time, Elliott was involved in a number of other incidents that did nothing towards his cause and consequently pushed the NFL to reach its verdict and suspend the player.
Another serious moment in Elliott‘s checkered career was the player being videotaped pulling down a woman’s top at a bar in Dallas during the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Fast – forward to last month, Elliott was once again involved in an incident in another Dallas bar.
Even though Elliott was not arrested or charged with a crime in either incident, it was enough for the NFL to decide to look at the “accumulation of behaviours” while conducting it’s investigation. By taking this shift in the nature of the investigation, the NFL gave created a more wide-ranging authority to discipline the Cowboys star for conduct that is detrimental to the league.