Ezekiel Elliott apologizes for 'distraction and disruption,' disagrees 'strongly' with NFL

Ezekiel Elliott is entering his second deteriorate with a Cowboys. (Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Ezekiel Elliott posted a statement Friday dusk in that he apologized for causing “distraction and disruption.” The Cowboys using behind also pronounced that he disagreed “strongly” with a NFL, that announced progressing in a day that it was handing him a six-game cessation for violating a personal control policy.

Accusing Elliott of committing “multiple instances of earthy violence” opposite a former girlfriend, Tiffany Thompson, a NFL resolved a year-long review with a punishment that Elliott, by his lawyers, has vowed to appeal. “During a arriving weeks and by this interest a slew of additional convincing and controverting justification will come to light,” a attorneys, Frank Salzano and Scott Rosenblum, pronounced in a news release.

“I am both astounded and unhappy by a NFL’s preference today, and we strongly remonstrate with a League’s findings,” Elliott pronounced in his statement, that was posted to amicable media. “I commend the distraction and intrusion that all of this has caused my family, teammates, a Dallas Cowboys classification as good as my fans — for that we am unequivocally sorry.

“I acknowledge that we am distant from perfect, though we devise to continue to work really hard, on and off a field, to mature and acquire a good event that we have been given.”

In a letter to Elliott, a NFL cited incidents of domestic assault reported by Thompson to military in Columbus, Ohio, during Jul 2016. At a time, Elliott was a new member of a Cowboys, having been drafted fourth altogether following a stellar career during Ohio State.

The joining also remarkable an occurrence during a St. Patrick’s Day march in Dallas this year, when Elliott pulled down a woman’s shirt, exposing and touching her breast. Although no arrests were done in presumably episode, a NFL pronounced that “[even] when a actor is not charged with a crime, he might still be found to have disregarded a [personal conduct] process if a convincing justification establishes that he intent in control prohibited” by it.

“Mr. Elliott and his group of member are intensely unhappy with a NFL’s decision,” Elliott’s lawyers said. “The NFL’s commentary are full with significant inaccuracies and erring conclusions and it ‘cherry picks’ supposed justification to support a end while ignoring other vicious evidence.”

Elliott has 3 days from receipt of a minute to record an appeal, and presumption he does so, he will have a conference within 10 days of his filing. If his anathema is not overturned, he will have to lay out a Cowboys’ initial 6 games and will not be means to use with a group or use a comforts until the suspension ends.

That would consecrate a vital on-field reversal for Dallas, that relied heavily on a rookie using behind final deteriorate and was rewarded with a 13-3 record and an NFC East title. Elliott, who led a joining in rushing yardage and warranted first-team all-pro honors, stands to remove hundreds of thousands of dollars, and presumably millions, in mislaid salary and signing-bonus income he might have to repay a team.

Yahoo’s Charles Robinson reported that Elliott “is peaceful to take this whole cessation interest by courts if he has to.” The record over a league’s punishment could afterwards “drag out a prolonged time,” Robinson noted.

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