National Football League continues to investigate Zeke Elliott

National Football League continues to investigate Zeke Elliott

National Football League continues to investigate Zeke Elliott

There were no charges filed for the 2016 incident in which Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott was accused of allegedly beating a woman with whom he had a sexual relationship.

No timeline of any kind has been given, although Dallas is certainly hoping to have the issue resolved over the next couple of weeks just in case they must open the season against NFC East rivals the New York Giants without their top rusher from last season. This is something to watch for as the Dallas Cowboys await word of the National Football League intentions with Ezekiel Elliott.

ESPN quoted a source as saying: "The NFL is looking to pin something on him".

If Ezekiel Elliott is suspended, it will force the Cowboys to consider adding another running back for depth purposes.

A short suspension certainly wouldn't reach as far as Week 9, and even if Schefter is wrong and the investigation turns up hard evidence, it's unlikely that Elliot would have to miss more than a half season. The league did give players the ability to celebrate again but this situation with Elliott has dragged on and on without any hint of a why.

Drafted fourth overall out of Ohio State in 2016, Elliott has maintained no wrongdoing in statements to police. However, due to their massive offensive line and the depth at running back behind Elliott, that step backwards for the Dallas Cowboys won't be as big as the teams in the division would like.

He has remained under National Football League investigation even after the Columbus, Ohio, city attorney's office announced September 6 there wasn't enough substance to pursue charges.

Perhaps Elliott would serve a two-game suspension for "conduct detrimental to the league", which falls under the league's personal conduct policy and is separate from the NFL's domestic violence policy. And at some point here in the coming weeks, Zeke Elliott will respond to the NFL's report that is sent to him.

"I do want closure", Elliott said then.

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