Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott appeals 6-game suspension

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We now have a clearer picture of what that fight might look like.

However, following an extensive year-long investigation, the National Football League announced Elliott's suspension Friday, saying it has photo and digital evidence supporting a finding "that (Elliott) engaged in physical violence against Ms. Thompson on multiple occasions" prior to the made-up assault.

- In a text message, Thompson told Elliott: "You better be smart".

The crux of Elliott's case may come from an exchange contained in the NFL's 160-page report that ultimately led to his suspension. The star running back is appealing the ruling and has some interesting evidence in his arsenal-text message threats from his accuser who warned him she'd "ruin his career" for breaking off their relationship.

On Tuesday, Elliott officially filed his appeal according to the NFL Players Association. I'm a white girl. He's got an appeal and we're going to wait and see about that.' He added: 'Zeke's still out here practicing, still going hard.

Now, as Elliott prepares to appeal the league's decision, the player released a list of talking points to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram meant to show how calculating and vindictive Thompson has been over her accusations. Cops contacted Elliott - who denied striking the woman.

The NFL announced the suspension on Friday after a 13-month investigation. Elliott told police that Thompson called him from a blocked number and continued calling after he answered several of her calls and told her she was not supposed to be calling him.

Elliott continues to practice as if it were any other day, hoping maybe - just maybe that suspension may be reduced.

Elliott himself posted to Twitter that he was "surprised and disappointed" by the six-game ban and apologized for the distraction the almost 13-month-long investigation caused for his family, friends and teammates.

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