Prosecutors decided not to charge Mr Elliott, but the league's inquiry found substantial evidence showing physical confrontations with his ex-girlfriend.
"League investigators examined all available evidence, including photographic and digital evidence, thousands of text messages and other records of electronic communications", it continued.
The appeal will be heard by the commissioner or someone designated by the league.
Elliott has three business days to file notice of appeal, and a hearing must be scheduled within 10 days of receipt of the notice, according to Article 46 of the collective bargaining agreement, which governs appeal of commissioner discipline. They are expected to appeal the length of the suspension. Elliott's case has been under review for almost 13 months. There were no visible signs of injury, and the woman declined medical attention.
"Because based on the information that's going to come out, it's going to be fairly easy to determine that something happened to this woman in her four days of being with Zeke", Carter said. National Football League investigators interviewed Elliott in October as part of their probe.
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Whatever the case, the absence of Ezekiel Elliott could leave a significant hole at running back for the Dallas Cowboys. "And when they reach a conclusion, we'll all know about it". Given how slowly the wheels of justice move in the NFL-Elliott's investigation began last summer-this saga could drag on for quite some time.
There were more incidents.
"Morris finished the game with 42 yards and seven carries and showed a knack for eluding defenders he sorely missed last season". TMZ posted a video of that, although Elliott did not appear to buy anything there.
Beyond the alleged domestic violence allegations, Elliott also was linked to an assault at a Dallas bar July 16 that left one man with a broken nose.
The same woman also called police in February of a year ago, telling officers she was suffering from shoulder pain after Elliott had allegedly pushed her against a wall.