The Dallas Cowboys have lost star running back Ezekiel Elliott for six games based on the suspension handed down by the NFL. Elliott was not arrested for or charged with domestic violence, but the league found sufficient evidence to believe that Elliott was involved in a domestic violence situation. The letter that the league sent to Elliott outlines the specifics of why they felt domestic violence had occurred. Below, you can read the letter for yourself.
NFL letter to Elliott by The Dallas Morning News on Scribd
The relevant paragraphs concern three separate incidents that occurred in July of last year. The league contends they interviewed the accuser and found her statements credible. They also reviewed photographic evidence and text messages from the victim that further substantiated their belief that Elliott had been involved in physical confrontations with the accuser.
Separately, the NFL did not base the suspension on the St. Patrick’s Day incident, but did note that this showed a lack of respect for women. They also noted that any further incidents like this in the future could result in more suspensions or potential banishment from the league.