Ezekiel Elliott has received a six-game suspension from the NFL for violating their personal conduct policy.

The NFL's investigation began over a year ago in which he was accused of domestic violence in Columbus, Ohio.

Elliott is expected to appeal the suspension.

Without an appeal, Elliott's suspension would begin Sept. 2. He would be eligible to return to the active roster Oct. 23, the day after the Cowboys' Week 7 game against the San Francisco 49ers.

Legal authorities concluded that they could not prove Elliott's guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. Several witnesses, according to sources close to the case, had heard the woman yell at Elliott that she would "ruin his career" when she was unhappy that they would not continue their relationship.