Sunday, 17 December, 2017

Elliott apologizes, disagrees 'strongly' with suspension

Elliott apologizes, disagrees 'strongly' with suspension Elliott apologizes, disagrees 'strongly' with suspension
Kristopher Love | 13 August, 2017, 09:08

The former Ohio State Buckeye led the National Football League in rushing last season with 1,631 yards in addition to 15 touchdowns.

The league, however, said there was "substantial and persuasive evidence" that Elliott had physical confrontations last summer with his then-girlfriend, Tiffany Thompson. His first possible game will be Week 8 at Washington. But Elliott and his representation plan to fight the suspension arduously.

Elliott has since vowed to appeal the suspension. The decision came after the National Football League investigated a series of alleged domestic violence involving Elliott.

Elliott will be appealing the suspension and will have the full support of Cowboys owner Jerry Jones throughout the process.

Elliott's suspension was the result of a yearlong investigation into the star running back over domestic violence allegations.

The Columbus City Attorney announced that they would not pursue charges against Elliot because of "conflicting and inconsistent information".

The league also noted an incident during a St. Patrick's Day parade in Dallas this year, when Elliott pulled down a woman's shirt, exposing and touching her breast. Jones made the comments several times, including during festivities last weekend when he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Before the next four preseason games get under way on Saturday, here is a look at the two players vying for the third-string quarterback spot for the Cowboys during the 2017 season - that is, if the Cowboys decide to keep three quarterbacks on the 53-man roster. He set rookie franchise records for yards, rushing touchdowns (15) and total touchdowns (16).