Earlier on Friday, Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott was suspended for the first six games of the 2017 season by the NFL for a violation of the league's personal conduct policy.
The former Ohio State star has been the subject of a league investigation into multiple off-the-field incidents, including domestic violence accusations by a Tiffany Thompson, a former girlfriend.
Elliott seems to vehemently deny what the National Football League said in its statement - which was that they have evidence from the accuser that there was an incident related to domestic violence.
The league, however, does not need a legal charge in order to hand Elliott a suspension under its personal conduct policy. Elliott would be able to play while commissioner Roger Goodell - or his designee - hears the appeal, but the hearing doesn't have to be held at any specific time.
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ESPN's Adam Schefter was first to report the suspension.
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Back in July, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said there was no evidence of a domestic violence incident.
Investigators reviewed photographic and digital evidence in addition to text messages and other records of electronic communications, the statement said.
Elliott's lawyers said "a slew of additional credible and controverting evidence will come to light" during the appeals process. Many coaches and players on the Cowboys did not expect this result for Elliott. McFadden, a Heisman runner-up during his Arkansas days, gained 1,089 yards for the Cowboys in 2015 but missed much of last season with an elbow fracture.
Elliott has three days to appeal the suspension.
The NFL issued a statement saying, "Over the course of the past year, the league conducted an extensive investigation".
Elliott was also the subject of backlash in March after video posted online purportedly showed him pulling down a woman's top and exposing one of her breasts at a St. Patrick's Day parade.