(NBC) - Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott has been suspended for six games by the NFL for violating the personal conduct policy. The NFL announced the suspension on Friday.
The suspension comes after an investigation that started more than a year ago after his ex-girlfriend accused Elliott of domestic violence in Columbus Ohio.
The Columbus City Attorney’s Office announced in September that it would not pursue charges against Elliott because of conflicting information but the NFL can penalize a player even without any charges.
ESPN's Adam Schefter was the first to tweet the report Friday morning and added that Elliott is expected to appeal the ruling. Elliott has three business days to file an appeal. If he does not appeal, his suspension will begin Sept. 2.