The Cowboys running back also said that he disagreed "strongly" with the National Football League, which announced earlier in the day that it was handing him a six-game suspension for violating its personal conduct policy. His first possible game will be Week 8 at Washington.
Elliott has three days from receipt of the letter to file an appeal, and assuming he does so, he will have a hearing within 10 days of his filing. One of his agents didn't immediately respond to a request for comment. "The NFL, however, could investigate the matter on its own and pursue further action against Elliott - despite the running back having never been arrested or charged in the incident - if enough evidence is collected and Elliott is found to be responsible for the punch".
Since news of the suspension broke Friday, Elliott and his representatives have vowed to appeal the NFL's ruling.
The NFL, though, still has the authority to punish players under its personal conduct policy.
"At the end of the day, we certainly support Zeke", Jones said on 105.3 The Fan, per ESPN.com's Todd Archer. The Columbus city attorney's office decided last September that Elliott wouldn't face charges.
The NFL's letter to Elliott cited the OH case and an incident this past spring when Elliott was caught on video pulling down a woman's shirt while watching a St. Patrick's Day parade in Dallas.
The 22-year-old Elliott was suspended after a number of alleged domestic violence incidents involving his former girlfriend. If the suspension holds up, Elliott wouldn't be eligible to play in the regular season until October 29 when the Cowboys play the Washington Redskins. He was seen in a legal marijuana shop during the preseason in Seattle last year and was also involved in a bar fight in Dallas a week before training camp this year. He accounted for more than 33 percent of the Cowboys' total yards in his rookie season.