Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is furious after the National Football League handed down a decision to suspend second-year player Ezekiel Elliott over alleged domestic violence situation.
The young lady at the heart of the subject reported abuse by the running back that lasted over five days, but because her stories were deemed inconsistent, nothing was done on the matter. The NFL has chosen to make an example of Elliott and these allegations, and it’s a stiff one. Elliott will probably appeal and start the season on time but how many times has the NFL pulled back their decision even after an appeal?
The NFL decision was based on the following “were of the view that there is substantial and persuasive evidence supporting a finding that [Elliott] engaged in physical violence…on multiple occasions.” So I guess the NFL police is better than the police who investigated and didn’t find anything?
Cowboys' owner Jerry Jones is said to be furious with NFL decision, per one source. Furious.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 11, 2017
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) August 11, 2017
Source: Bleacher Report
If Elliott does not appeal, his suspension will begin on September 2 and be eligible to return on October 23, per the release. Schefter reported Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is “furious” with the league’s decision.
A woman who said she was Elliott’s girlfriend alleged that the NFL star abused her for five days in July surrounding his 21st birthday. She also stated he abused her another time prior to the NFL draft in 2016.
The Columbus City Attorney’s Office declined to press charges against Elliott due to “conflicting and inconsistent information.”
Garafolo obtained the letter from the league to Elliott notifying him of the suspension, which cites “photographic evidence of three instances of ‘physical force.'”
Despite the lack of legal ramifications, the NFL holds the right to punish players even without charges due to its personal conduct policy.
The NFL had a video of Ray Rice knocking out his GF in the elevator and he got four less games than what Ezekiel Elliott is going to get.
— Marcus Mosher (@Marcus_Mosher) August 11, 2017
Police: All charges against Ezekiel Elliott has been dropped.
— Stephen Quavo (@A_A_Ron_Rodgers) August 11, 2017
So Ezekiel Elliott was never charged and got 6 games, but Josh Brown admitted to abusing his wife and got 1 game
Yeah … that sounds fair
— Troy Hughes™ (@TommySledge) August 11, 2017
— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) August 11, 2017
I want to hear Roger Goodell explain what Ezekiel Elliott did that's six times as bad as what Josh Brown did.
— Michael David Smith (@MichaelDavSmith) August 11, 2017
My initial reaction to the Ezekiel Elliott suspension is … last year, Roger Goodell suspended Josh Brown for one game.
— Michael Hurley (@michaelFhurley) August 11, 2017
Ezekiel Elliott: Suspended for 6 games.
Ray Rice, with a knockout Video as proof: Was suspended for 4 games. pic.twitter.com/LEraDamESq
— Denizcan Targaryen (@MrFilmkritik) August 11, 2017
"Several witnesses … heard the woman yell at Elliott that she would 'ruin his career'"
Ezekiel Elliott got a raw deal from Roger Goodell
— Jason McIntyre (@jasonrmcintyre) August 11, 2017
Any discipline for Ezekiel Elliott is subject to appeal and, as we know well by now, legal challenges. So buckle up. This could take awhile.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) August 11, 2017
— Jeremy Dale Hefner (@hefner_dale) August 11, 2017
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