According to ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter, there is a growing sense that Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott could face a one-to-two game suspension for an alleged domestic violence incident from past year.
Still waiting: Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott still hasn't gotten a decision from the National Football League on whether he'll be punished for a 2015 domestic violence accusation.
Elliott was questioned last July by police in Columbus, Ohio, after a former girlfriend accused him of assaulting her.
Last year, a 20-year-old woman accused the Dallas Cowboys running back of assaulting her inside of a auto.
She was identified as his girlfriend at that time and alleged that Elliott attacked her while they were sitting in her vehicle.
The league's policy requires a six-game suspension without pay for a first domestic violence offense, but that haven't always held firm on that stance. While he was never charged with a crime, the NFL is still investigating the situation and, if it is proven that Elliott is indeed guilty of domestic violence, he could be suspended by the league. The Cowboys have veterans Darren McFadden and Alfred Morris behind Elliott on the roster, but they are expected to bring in more help - for competition and depth in training camp if nothing else.
ESPN reported there were no criminal charges filed because of "conflicting and inconsistent information".
Elliott is entering his second year after a banner rookie season. Last year, Elliott ran for an NFL-leading 1,631 yards and 15 touchdowns while posting 32 receptions for 363 yards and a touchdown.
Now riding the Cowboys bench behind Elliott are veterans Darren McFadden and Alfred Morris.