ESPN’s Adam Schefter was a guest on ESPN’s Mike & Mike on Thursday and stated he believes Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott could have his six game suspension reduced:
“The more that I have heard, the more I think he has a real chance to have some games knocked off the suspension.”
The NFL suspened Elliott for the first six games of the 2017-18 season for violating the league’s personal-conduct policy in relation to a 2016 domestic violence allegation.
Elliott’s ex-girlfriend, Tiffany Thompson, told police that the star running back struck while they were seated in a parked vehicle in Columbis, Ohio back in July of 2016, per TMZ.
The Columbus City Attorney’s Office did not charge Elliott with any crimes, though, after it determined that the information related to the case was “conflicted and inconsistent,” according to ESPN’s Jean-Jacques Taylor.
Elliott has since appealed the suspension and the appeal was heard Tuesday and it included Elliott testifying under oath according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
If his suspension is upheld, the NFL’s reigning leading rusher will not return to the Cowboys until Week 8 of the regular season.
The Cowboys will rely heavily on Darren McFadden for as long as Elliott is out.