Ezekiel Elliott needs to understand magnitude of situation, Marshall Faulk says

Ross Houston
August 13, 2017

This story comes the week that Ezekiel Elliott received a six-game suspension from the NFL in what promises to be a bitter battle over the league's Personal Conduct Policy.

The disapproval, in a nutshell: Goodell's office essentially called Elliott a "woman-beater" - one of the most damning labels that can be tagged to a person - and did so based on less-than-definitive evidence. It's within his CBA-dictated power to go beyond that, but that doesn't mean his league partners have to agree with it.

Elliott has three days from receipt of the letter to file an appeal, and assuming he does so, he will have a hearing within 10 days of his filing. I didn't play much previous year.

- Mike Leslie (@MikeLeslieWFAA) August 11, 2017Zeke Elliott & reps statement: "The NFL's findings are replete with factual inaccuracies and erroneous conclusions".

Thoughts on the value of Elliot and others as a result of the suspension?

Elliott has 72 hours to appeal the suspension, and he is expected to do so.

Linehan said McFadden and Morris, as well as Rod Smith, can do things that are similar to what Elliott has done, but the offense could lean on different things each does well.

We've been hearing the rumor mill for a couple of months now that a suspension could be looming for the 2nd year starter Ezekiel Elliott. The letter also says two medical experts were consulted regarding identification, causation, and aging of certain injuries to the alleged victim as depicted in relevant photos, and those experts provided written reports.

Faulk said Saturday that Elliott can be "in the wrong place at the wrong time".

"Over the course of the previous year, the league conducted an extensive investigation", a league statement read Friday.

If the NFL determines that there is enough evidence that Elliott was responsible for the punch, there is a chance the Cowboys running back could face further league discipline. This is a guy who led the league in rushing a season ago as a rookie and is a home-run threat whenever the ball is in his hands.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones had maintained he hadn't seen anything to indicate Elliott was guilty of domestic violence and he didn't think his star back would be suspended.

Rams running back Justin Davis was the game's leading rusher with 70 yards on nine carries, while Darren McFadden was the Cowboys' top rusher with 28 yards on six carries.

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