The NFL has suspended Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott for six games for violating the league's personal conduct policy, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
The suspension comes after an ex-girlfriend accused Elliott of domestic violence. No charges were ever filed against Elliott, but the league can penalize a player even without a legal charge or conviction.
Schefter reported the suspension on Twitter Friday morning, citing a source:
Cowboys' RB Ezekiel Elliott is being suspended 6 games, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 11, 2017
NFL Network's Mike Garafolo also shared a statement regarding the suspension:
Elliott has announced that he will file an appeal against the sanction.
Elliott was also recently involved in an altercation at a Dallas bar that left one man hospitalized.