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Ezekiel Elliott suspension will cost him a ton of cash

Ezekiel Elliott suspension will cost him a ton of cash
Published On: Fri, Aug 11
Aug 3, 2017; Canton, OH, USA; Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (21) warms up before playing the Arizona Cardinals at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

The NFL handed down a stiff, six-game suspension to Ezekiel Elliott Friday. The ban will cost the Dallas Cowboys running back a ton of money right off the bat, and it could be much more down the road.

As noted by Michael Ginnitti, Co-Founder of Spotrac, Elliott stands to lose $93,000 in salary and a possible $240,000 in signing bonus per game hes suspended.

A quick look at the calculator shows us that, if he doesnt win his appeal, Elliott could lose nearly $2 million this year. Thats steep. On top of that, Ginnitti noted that there is a substantial amount of guaranteed money that will be voided ($8.15 million).

That doesnt mean Elliott will lose all that money, but it means hes no longer guaranteed to make it.

So, if he gets into any more trouble (which could reportedly lead to him being banished from the game) or gets injured, Dallas is not on the hook for his salaries going forward.

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