Here's how Ezekiel Elliott could get completely banished from the NFL

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"I recognize the distraction and disruption all of this has caused my family, friends, teammates, the Dallas Cowboys organization as well as my fans, for that I am sincerely sorry", the statement read.

Elliott's suspension stems from domestic violence allegations made against him past year in Ohio.

Elliott released a statement on Twitter disagreeing with the suspension.

"Mr. Elliott and his team of representatives are extremely disappointed with the NFL's decision", Elliott's lawyers said.

Yahoo's Charles Robinson reported that Elliott "is willing to take this whole suspension appeal through courts if he has to".

"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".

The NFL, though, still has the authority to punish players under its personal conduct policy. Elliott is still facing potential discipline for his St. Patrick's Day incident. The threat from the league means that Elliott needs to stay out of trouble.

In a letter to Elliott informing him of the league's decision, NFL special counsel for conduct Todd Jones said advisers brought in by the league "were of the view that there is substantial and persuasive evidence supporting a finding that (Elliott) engaged in physical violence against Ms. Thompson on multiple occasions during the week of July 16, 2016".

The decision came despite Cowboys owner Jerry Jones saying he hadn't seen anything to indicate Elliott was guilty of domestic violence and that he didn't think his star back would be suspended.

"I have reviewed everything, and there is absolutely nothing - not one thing - that had anything to do with domestic violence", Jones said during the team's training camp.

The former Ohio State Buckeye led the National Football League in rushing last season with 1,631 yards in addition to 15 touchdowns.

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