Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott has been suspended for the first six games of the 2017 season, according to a report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter. That suspension, barring an appeal, will keep him out of the team’s Week 5 matchup with the Green Bay Packers.
Elliot’s suspension stems from an alleged incident of domestic violence in July 2016.
The NFL’s personal-conduct policy allows for a six-game suspension for first time offenders, though that number can be reduced in certain circumstances. Last year, New York Giants kicker Josh Brown received just a one-game suspension for an alleged incident of domestic violence.
Elliot has three business days to file an appeal. An appeals hearing would have to take place within ten days of the filing.
Elliot led the NFL with 1,631 rushing yards as a rookie, including 157 yards on 28 carries against the Packers in Week 6. He earned Pro Bowl and First-Team All-Pro honors.