Ezekiel Elliott expected to be suspended for domestic violence

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The Dallas Cowboys will take part in their second preseason game this weekend, at which point the defending NFC East champs might know the status of one Ezekiel Elliott. Whether it's announced on Friday, or the decision is held back again, it doesn't look good for Elliott, the Cowboys or his fantasy owners.

Elliott is reportedly expected to be suspended under the Personal Conduct Policy, stemming from allegations of five incidents of domestic violence over a six-day period last July.

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Ezekiel Elliott 'expected' to be suspended

As NFL Network's Tom Pelissero pointed out, it is important to note that any suspension could be appealed by Elliott, which could extend the process further as we have seen with players like Tom Brady. Hall of Famer Cris Carter said Monday on Fox Sports 1 that he would be "shocked" if an Elliott suspension didn't happen within 48 hours.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that domestic violence violations warrant a six game suspension, which can be increased or decreased depending on circumstances.

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Regardless of length, one thing that has been consistent in recent days is the expectation that Elliott will, at the very least, be suspended.

The NFL's ruling on its investigation into Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott could come as early as Friday, a source informed of the situation told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport.

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