Zeke appeals 6-game ban.
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott has officially appealed his 6-game suspension. The NFL must now schedule a hearing within ten business days.
Elliott's appeal will reportedly focus on the testimony given by Tiffany Thompson, his ex-girlfriend, who has accused him of domestic violence.
Zeke's father, Stacy Elliott, shared some details of the domestic violence report yesterday on social media in which Thompson allegedly said, “You are a black male athlete. I’m a white girl. They are not going to believe you.”
Thompson, who used to date Ezekiel Elliott, was also quoted as saying, "I'm going to ruin your life."
Per the Dallas-Star Telegram,
▪ After being told Elliott didn’t want her at his house on July 21 and he didn’t want her coming out with him, Thompson responded with: “Ok this is what you want? Ok then, I’m going to ruin your life. You will see. If I was you, I wouldn’t go out tonight.”
▪ After being told she couldn’t come Elliott’s 21st birthday party, Thompson told him “that’s worst decision you made in your life. I’m going to ruin you life now.”
Today, TMZ released audio from Thompson's police interview, wherein she outlines specific instances of abuse at the hands of the Cowboys running back.
During her interview, she tells police,
"He has lost control and yanked me into the wall, busted the side of my jaw ... my face is swollen and a little bit bruised. And then I did have thumbprint marks on my hand."
If the suspension is upheld, Elliott won't be eligible to return to the Cowboys lineup until Week 8 because Dallas has a bye in Week 6.