Published: Sun, August 13, 2017
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Elliott apologizes, disagrees 'strongly' with suspension

Elliott apologizes, disagrees 'strongly' with suspension

"During the upcoming weeks and through this appeal a slew of additional credible and controverting evidence will come to light", the attorneys, Frank Salzano and Scott Rosenblum, said in a news release.

The 22-year-old running back tweeted a statement Friday in response to the suspension, saying he was "surprised and disappointed" by the decision. The NFL's domestic violence policy even notes that a second domestic violence incident will result in "banishment" from the league, with the possibility of applying for reinstatement after one year.

Ezekiel Elliott posted a statement Friday evening in which he apologized for causing "distraction and disruption".

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Elliott has three days from receipt of the letter to file an appeal, and assuming he does so, he will have a hearing within 10 days of his filing.

Elliott has since vowed to appeal the suspension.

National Football League officials said in a statement Friday that it investigated Elliott's case thoroughly and determined that he violated the personal conduct policy. Elliott was subject to the league's personal conduct policy for allegedly breaking the nose of a DJ at a Dallas nightclub. League investigators examined all available evidence, including photographic and digital evidence, thousands of text messages and other records of electronic communications. The NFL Players Association said it was reviewing the decision and had been in touch with Elliott's representatives to consider his options. "The NFL, however, could investigate the matter on its own and pursue further action against Elliott-despite the running back having never been arrested or charged in the incident-if enough evidence is collected and Elliott is found to be responsible for the punch". In his rookie season, Elliott rushed for 1,631 yards and 15 touchdowns.

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