Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott files appeal to six-game suspension

Tom Hinde

Last Friday the NFL suspended Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott six games for violating the league's personal conduct policy. The ruling comes after the NFL's year-long investigation into domestic violence accusations made by Tiffany Thompson, his former girlfriend. The ruling will keep Elliott from playing games against the Giants, Broncos, Cardinals, Rams, Packers and 49ers.

On Tuesday, Elliott officially filed his appeal according to the NFL Players Association. The hearing must come within 10 days of the notice of appeal. Those familiar with the case told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, Elliott's legal team will attempt to show the suspension didn't accurately weigh the credibility of his ex-girlfriend . Elliott, 22, has denied the accusations. He was never arrested or charged in the matter. If the suspension is upheld, Elliott would be barred from taking part in any team activities starting on Sept. 2 nor play until Week 8 against the Washington Redskins.