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Much to the disdain of NFL fans, Dallas Cowboy’s running back Ezekiel Elliott was suspended 6 games earlier this week for what the league cites as a case of domestic violence that took place over a year ago. 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.

According to the Star-Telegram, Ezekiel’s ex-girlfriend Tiffany Thompson accused him of domestic violence last July 22, 2016 while in Columbus, OH.

Even though police investigated the case and never arrested or charged him with any wrongdoing, the NFL took it upon themselves to investigate the matter. After a year’s work of examining the matter the league slapped him with the suspension saying it has viewed digital and photo evidence to support Thompson’s claims that Elliott “engaged in physical violence against Ms. Thompson on multiple occasions.”

Elliott’s plans to appeal the punishment using threatening text messages that Thompson Ezekiel and others she sent to a friend encouraging them to lie to police and co-sign the domestic assault.

Aside from text messages, Thompson sent Elliott messages like “You better be smart. And not be a dumb man. B****, keep (messing) with the wrong, b****,” Ezekiel recalls Thompson personally telling him—also, “You are a Black male athlete. I’m a white girl. They are not going to believe you” the day of the alleged assault.

The NFL came to their decision without commissioner Roger Goodell even interviewing any of the two people involved in this matter so we’ll have to wait and see if Ezekiel’s side of the story and evidence is enough to exonerate him from any wrongdoing.

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