The National Football League (NFL) warned #dallas cowboys running back #Ezekiel Elliott that he could be banished from the league if he ‘s involved in another #Domestic Violence in the future. According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, the NFL’s warning was contained in a letter sent to Elliott where he was told that any more violations “may result in your suspension or potential banishment.” Earlier, the NFL handed a six-game suspension on Elliott in connection with the domestic violence charges by former girlfriend Tiffany Thompson. The decision came one year after the NFL started its investigation on the matter.

NFL detailed alleged domestic violence vs Elliott

The NFL’s letter detailed Elliott’s alleged domestic violence toward Thompson, including three examples of photographic evidence showing the use of "physical force." In her claim to police, Thompson said Elliott assaulted her on five separate occasions in July 2016.

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However, authorities never arrested Elliott while prosecutors declined to charge the running back, citing conflicting and inconsistent information.

Even without formal charges, the NFL can impose suspension on players, according to its personal conduct policy. Under the terms of the policy, players found to have committed domestic violence will be subjected to a baseline suspension of six games without pay whether it does not result in a criminal conviction. The league also has the authority to suspend players despite the non-filing of charges, if there is credible evidence that he violated the policy

Elliott disappointed, to file appeal

In a statement released by Elliott’s representatives, the running back said he will appeal the six-game suspension. According to the statement, Elliott was extremely disappointed with the NFL’s decision.

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Elliott attacked the NFL’s findings, saying they replete with factual inaccuracies and erroneous conclusions. Elliott also claimed that the league “cherry picks” so-called evidence to support its conclusion while setting aside critical evidence. If the six-game suspension stands, Elliott will be making his season debut Oct. 29 against the Washington Redskins.

In his rookie year, Elliott ran for 1,631 yards and 15 touchdowns en route to earning first-team All-Pro honors in 2016. He also helped the Cowboys to a 13-3 record in the regular season. With the suspension, Elliott will lose around $559,193 in salary. With Elliott out, the Cowboys will look to veteran rushers Darren McFadden, Alfred Morris and Ronnie Hillman to fill up the void left by Elliott. Second-year quarterback Dak Prescott’s passing will also be tested without a reliable rusher in Elliott.