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Ezekiel Elliott Suspended 6 Games

After 13 months of investigation, it seems that the NFL has finally made a ruling — Ezekiel Elliott, star running back for the Dallas Cowboys, has been suspended 6 games. 

UPDATE: The NFL has released a statement: The advisors view was “there is substantial and persuasive evidence supporting a finding that [Zeke] engaged in physical violence”. Additionally, they sent a letter explaining the ruling to Elliott.  Look, I’m not going to jump the gun and assume that the Elliott has been unfairly charged here, because I don’t know the facts. Up to this point, there have been no criminal charges against him.  We can only hope that more details will come with that announcement, because as of right now, the length of the punishment doesn’t fit. 

Six games for an allegation? Josh Brown, kicker for the New York Giants and Ray Rice, former running back for the Baltimore Ravens got a combined 3 games. Let that sink in for a second. Brown admitted to repeatedly causing his wife verbal and physical harm, and only received one game. Ezekiel Elliott will receive six times that. 

On top of that Elliott stands to lose about $2-million in salary and signing bonus money that he will no longer receive as a result of this suspension. 


Roger Goodell and the NFL need to hurry up and make some sort of announcement to explain the reasoning behind this ruling. If this was a matter of taking all of the recent Ezekiel Elliott allegations into consideration, that would make a little more sense, but I’m still not sure it would warrant a six game suspension. 

Here is a breakdown of the Cowboys schedule through the first 6 weeks: 

1Sun, Sep 10vs NYG
2Sun, Sep 17@ Denver
3Mon, Sep 25@ Arizona
4Sun, Oct 1vs LA Rams
5Sun, Oct 8vs Green Bay
7Sun, Oct 22@ San Francisco

It also needs to be said that while this is expected to be appealed and maybe even lowered to a lesser term, Elliott needs to learn some things here. He needs to grow up and realize that in life you will be held accountable for your actions. 

If he doesn’t learn fast, he may not enjoy that potential hall of fame career….


Ryan Wilson founded Mavs Fanatic (Now Dallas Sports Fanatic) in January of 2012. He had a vision of starting something new and different. A place where fans of the Dallas Mavericks and fans of writing could come and be heard. A blog "Run By Fans For Fans". He is also a fan of the Dallas Cowboys and the Chicago WhiteSox (His hometown team). Mavs Fanatic is now known as Dallas Sports Fanatic, a blog that covers all of the major Dallas pro sports teams.    

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