Ezekiel Elliott’s suspension appeal hearing has concluded after three days and more than 25 hours of meetings
The NFL suspended Elliott six games on Aug. 11 for violating the league’s personal conduct policy.
Elliott’s six-game ban stems solely from the league’s investigation into the domestic violence allegations made by Thompson in July 2016. In a statement released by the league, Todd Jones, the NFL’s Special Counsel for Conduct, said independent advisers who reviewed the evidence gathered by the league “were of the view that there is substantial and persuasive evidence supporting a finding that [Elliott] engaged in physical violence against Ms. Thompson on multiple occasions during the week of July 16, 2016.”
If Elliott’s full suspension is upheld on appeal, he would be barred from taking part in any team activities starting on Sept. 2. He wouldn’t be eligible to play until the team’s Week 8 contest against the Washington Redskins on Oct. 29.