Ezekiel Elliott appealed his suspension of 6 games for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy on Aug. 15, and a decision was reached Tuesday to uphold that suspension.
The NFL Player’s Association released a statement on arbitrator Harold Henderson’s decision.
— NFLPA (@NFLPA) August 15, 2017
NFL.com’s Mike Garafolo shared an image which outlines the rational behind the decision.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) August 11, 2017
The explanation states that the investigation concludes that there “were of the view that there is substantial and persuasive evidence supporting a finding that [Elliott] engaged in physical violence against Ms. Thompson on multiple occasions.”
Elliott will reportedly be eligible to play Week 1 when the Cowboys take on the Giants because of his pending lawsuit against the NFL, but if he does, will then not see the field until Week 9.