Ezekiel Elliott Not Playing in Preseason Game Against Rams as Appeal Looms

Liverpool's Mohamed Salah center celebrates scoring his side's third goal during the English Premier League soccer match at Vicarage Road Watford England Saturday

Dallas Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said Saturday the team supports running back Ezekiel Elliott after the National Football League suspended him six games following a lengthy investigation into a series of alleged domestic violence and those who commit those acts must be held accountable.

The 22-year-old running back tweeted a statement Friday in response to the suspension, saying he was "surprised and disappointed" by the decision. "During the upcoming weeks and through this appeal a slew of additional credible and controverting evidence will come to light", the attorneys, Frank Salzano and Scott Rosenblum, said in a news release.

The NFL, though, still has the authority to punish players under its personal conduct policy.

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CNN has obtained a letter dated Friday to Elliott from the National Football League advising him of the decision. He can play in preseason games and practice until September 2, regardless of the outcome of the appeal. Elliott was watching a St. Patrick's Day parade from the balcony of a local restaurant at the time, and the incident was captured on video and social media. "The NFL's findings are replete with factual inaccuracies and erroneous conclusions and it "cherry picks" so-called evidence to support its conclusion while ignoring other critical evidence". If the suspension holds up, Elliott wouldn't be eligible to play in the regular season until October 29 when the Cowboys play the Washington Redskins. The hearing must take place within ten days of Elliott filing the appeal.

Dallas will look to get familiar with the running backs they will start the season with. Elliott, who led the league in rushing yardage and earned first-team all-pro honors, stands to lose hundreds of thousands of dollars, and possibly millions, in lost wages and signing-bonus money he may have to repay the team.

Just in: Ezekiel Elliott will appeal his six-game suspension handed down by the league.

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