The NFL has been reviewing a 2016 domestic violence accusation against Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott for sometime now and according to multiple reports the NFL has come to a decision.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter Elliott could face a one- or two-game suspension, but the league has denied that any decision on discipline has been made, and says it could not be made until its investigation is complete.
“The NFL is looking to pin something on him,” one source familiar with the investigation said.
It is one of the reasons that Elliott now is bracing for a short suspension even if the league insists no decisions have been made, sources said.
The incident stems all the way back to July 2016 where Elliott was questioned by Ohio police after a former girlfriend accused Elliott of assaulting her multiple times over the course of a week. The woman told police that, in one instance, Elliott assaulted her while they sat in a parked car.
The district attorney chose not to pursue charges against Elliott because of conflicting stories. Witnesses at the scene said they did not see an assault occur.
When the Cowboys’ season ended in January, Elliott said he wanted “closure.”
“I would rather it not drag on this long,” Elliott said. “If there was something to find, which there’s not, they would’ve found it by now. The police did a very thorough investigation. It just seems like they’re dragging their feet right now. Who knows, man? I’m just ready for it to end.”