All-Pro running back Ezekiel Elliott was suspended for the first six games of the regular season by the NFL for violating the league's personal conduct policy.
But will he actually sit out for six games?
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Fresh odds from market-setting offshore sportsbook Bookmaker.eu lean toward Elliott returning to action before Week 7.
Will Ezekiel Elliott's suspension be reduced from six games following appeal?
Yes -180 (risk $180 to win $100)
No +150 (risk $100 to win $150)
Needless to say, Elliott and the Players Union are appealing the ruling.
Also needless to say, the Cowboys aren?t quite the team without Elliott on the field.
Historically speaking, the NFL?s required six-game suspension for domestic violence has been unenforced. In most cases, players sat out 2-4 games.
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Elliott and his lawyers have openly questioned the validity of the case, and local authorities declined to file charges. Jerry Jones and the Cowboys are reportedly ?furious? at the NFL?s decision.
PICK: Based on the NFL?s history of being unable to enforce its six-game suspensions, and the fact that local authorities never filed charges, you can easily argue that the appeal will be successful in decreasing the amount of games missed. Take the Yes.