Elliott was never charged over the 2016 incident, but a panel of advisers recruited by the NFL during its year-long investigation found him in breach of the league's Personal Conduct Policy.
Elliott has three business days to appeal the decision. Elliott would be able to play while he appeals. "Several witnesses, according to sources close to the case, heard the woman yell at Elliott that she would "ruin his career" when she was unhappy that they would not continue their relationship".
Elliott was determined to have violated the league's Personal Conduct Policy, the former Ohio State University player was informed Friday.
Check out the NFL's official statement below.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones recently defended Elliott and said he expected no penalties from the NFL. That probe was suspended but didn't form part of the NFL's investigation. If Elliott misses six games, he'll owe the team $1.44 million. He was not arrested and she declined to go to the hospital, the report said.
Elliott did not immediately comment on the suspension. "League investigators examined all available evidence, including photographic and digital evidence, thousands of text messages and other records of electronic communications". There are multiple off-the-field incidents that have occurred with Elliot, but the investigation on his alleged role in a domestic violence case last July forced this decision made by the league.
Elliott, a former Ohio State Buckeyes running back who rose to National Football League stardom as a rookie last season, denied the accusations, was not arrested and did not face charges related to the incidents. If Elliott is indeed banned for the first seven weeks of the regular season, the Cowboys will relay heavily on their bench to carry the load. It marked one of 11 games in which the 49ers allowed a 100-yard rusher en route to allowing the most yards rushing for a season in franchise history, 2,654.