National Football League could still investigate Ezekiel Elliott bar incident

Lynette Rowe
August 13, 2017

Dallas Cowboys rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott was suspended six games by the NFL for violation of the league's personal conduct policy. He can play in preseason games and practice until September 2, regardless of the outcome of the appeal.

Elliott, the league's leading rusher last season, is planning to appeal the suspension. Dak Prescott will also be missing from action. The hearing must take place within ten days of Elliott filing the appeal. He released a statement Friday saying he was "surprised and disappointed" by the suspension. The threat from the league means that Elliott needs to stay out of trouble. "I admit that I am far from flawless, but I plan to continue to work very hard, on and off the field, to mature and earn the opportunity that I have been given".

Jones spent most of his time on the field before the Cowboys-Rams preseason game signing autographs for fans. He was on the field during pregame warmups on Saturday but did not suit up.? If the suspension holds up, Elliott wouldn't be eligible to play in the regular season until October 29 when the Cowboys play the Washington Redskins.

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"If we have to play with other running backs, we like the running backs on this team", he said. Darren McFadden and Alfred Morris are expected to compete for the starting job until Elliott returns.

The Cowboys are coming off an exceptional season, but will have to figure out a way to replace Elliott.

The former Ohio State Buckeye led the National Football League in rushing last season with 1,631 yards in addition to 15 touchdowns.

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