Ezekiel Elliott received a six-game suspension which is going to be enforced sooner or later. He violated the league’s personal conduct policy since he allegedly had physical confrontations with his former girlfriend, Tiffany Thompson. You have probably wondered why Elliott hasn’t given up yet?
This guy has never even thought of that option because he was never charged or arrested. He said on Friday in the team’s locker room: “This is bigger than a suspension. It’s bigger than football, them [the NFL] trying to make me something I’m not. I’m not an abuser. That’s not who I am. This is my name and this is my reputation. This is something I’m going to have to live with beyond football. Every day is worth fighting.”
Since the suspension was announced in August, had Elliott decided to serve it immediately, he would have already returned to the field. Now he risks serving the suspension during the playoffs if the Cowboys even get that far. In case the Cowboys reached the playoffs, without Elliott, they will not be able to do much.
However, the suspension letter handed by the NFL pointed out that the discipline was for six regular season games, but the league officials have changed their mind, claiming that playoff games and potential Super Bowl also count.
Meanwhile, the Dallas Cowboys starting running back is confident that they cannot change that so easily. He concluded: “I think they’re going to have to do whatever they said in the papers.”
Dallas Cowboys are facing Kansas City Chiefs this weekend, and they will do so with Zeke in the backfield. Even though the team practiced without him, he will be available for the game, and he is expected to help his crew significantly. When will Elliott’s suspension saga end?