Ezekiel Elliot appealed his six-game suspension from the NFL Tuesday.
The league had suspended Elliot, the Dallas Cowboys star running back, after violating the personal conduct policy in relation to a domestic violence allegation from an ex-girlfriend.
“Our union has appealed the NFL’s six-game suspension of Ezekiel Elliott,” the NFL Players Association said in a statement. “We will represent Ezekiel, as we do all players, to ensure that the NFL is held to its obligation of adhering to principles of industrial due process under the collective bargaining agreement.”
The investigation leading up to Elliot’s suspension lasted 13 months, and now, a hearing has been scheduled for August 29, reports ESPN.
Elliot was a standout during his rookie season, leading the NFL in rushing yards with 1,631 on 322 carries.
He wrote in a tweet that he disagrees with the NFL’s decision.
In December Elliot jumped into a Salvation Army kettle after scoring a touchdown and some found it disrespectful. He later donated $21,000 to the charity.