Report: Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliot suspended 6 games for violating NFL conduct policy

FILE - In this Jan. 15, 2017, file photo, Dallas Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott (21) walks off the field after a 34-31 loss to the Green Bay Packers in an NFL divisional playoff football game, in Arlington, Texas. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says the club is still gathering details over Elliott's involvement in an altercation at a Dallas bar, the latest off-field incident for the star running back. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth, File)

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliot has been suspended six games by the NFL for violating the league's personal conduct policy, according to

Elliot's suspension follows an investigation by NFL officials well over a year ago of multiple allegations of domestic violence and another incident related to an ex-girlfriend, who accused him of domestic violence in Columbus, Ohio.

ESPN reports a Columbus attorney in Sept. 2016 would not pursue charges in the case with his ex-girlfriend based on a lack of consistent information.

Elliot is likely to file an appeal of his suspension and has three days to do so. His appeal would be heard by either NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell or his appointee former NFL executive Harold Henderson, according to ESPN.

The pro bowl running back has been linked to other incidents unrelated to domestic violence.

In March 2017, Elliot found himself in hot water for pulling down a woman's shirt during a St. Patrick's Day incident.

Several months later, Elliot was also linked to a bar fight in Dallas that injured a man. According to ESPN, the investigation was suspended after police couldn't reach the man and they were unable to find witnesses.

ESPN reports the NFL examined Elliot's case closely obtaining and reviewing text messages from medical and legal experts.

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