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Ezekiel Elliott addresses his six-game suspension in statement

The Cowboys running back has made his first statement in regards to his suspension.

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Ezekiel Elliott has made his first public comments about his recent six-game suspension. The NFL released their findings of a year-long investigation on Friday and decided to suspend Elliott for six games. Elliott addressed the matter last night in a statement made on his Twitter account.

In the statement Elliott calls the suspension both surprising and disappointing. He also recognized the distraction this has caused, including to the Dallas Cowboys and apologizes for that distraction. He then makes it clear he plans to work hard both on the field and off the field to earn his spot as a professional football player.

The statement didn’t include any mention of an appeal, but Elliott’s representatives made it clear yesterday that they plan to appeal and hope to exonerate their client. As of this moment we haven’t heard from Jerry Jones or the Cowboys organization, but sources have reported to outlets like ESPN that they plan to stand behind Elliott and support him.

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