No Suspension For Cowboys’ Ezekiel Elliott

The NFL has decided against discipline for Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott in connection with his May incident. Here is the league’s statement, in full: 

Immediately following reports of an incident in Las Vegas in May involving Ezekiel Elliott of the Dallas Cowboys, the NFL conducted a comprehensive investigation that included interviews with multiple witnesses, including security personnel and others with direct involvement, as well as a review of documentary and other information.

On Tuesday, as part of the review, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell met with Mr. Elliott to reinforce the standards of conduct expected of him and the consequences for failing to meet those standards.

Mr. Elliott acknowledged that he demonstrated poor judgment and committed to make better choices in the future. He volunteered to take advantage of the resources available to help him continue to grow personally.

Commissioner Goodell determined there was no violation of the personal conduct policy and no further action is warranted.

A suspension was viewed as unlikely for Elliott, but not out of the realm of possibility given his history with the league. Elliott was banned for six games in 2017 for violating the league’s personal conduct policy, despite no criminal charges being filed in connection with past allegations of domestic abuse.

In May, Elliott was briefly detained by police at a Las Vegas concert after bumping a security guard. The event gained national headlines after TMZ procured video, putting the onus on the NFL to act. Ultimately, after a lengthy investigation, the league opted against suspending the soon-to-be 24-year-old.

Elliott avoided a ban this time around, but it sounds like he’ll be on even thinner ice going forward.

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

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11 comments on “No Suspension For Cowboys’ Ezekiel Elliott

  1. goldenmisfit

    Damn right there better be no suspension. He did nothing wrong and here we are waiting for the league reportedly going to give Tyreek Hill a slap on the wrist for threatening his fiancée the same woman he beat the hell out of in college and for beating his own child.

    • earmbrister

      Sorry misfit, I’m a Cowboys fan and he sure as heck did something wrong. He menaced and pushed to the ground a security guard. Not the type of behavior an employer wants to see from its employee.

      He avoided a suspension this time, but good luck next time.

      And he sure isn’t maximizing his next contract’s value by acting thuggish. Look no further than Prescott for someone who exhibits great work habits and stellar behavior on and off the field. Elliott May be a superior player, but It won’t matter if he can’t stay on the field.

  2. JJB0811

    Of course no suspension. It’s been written that Jerry plans to be a major player in the next CBA negations. So why erk him? Consistency is not a hall mark of Goodell, that’s his legacy.

    • crosseyedlemon

      Jerry is going to help management during the next CBA by showing them where to shop for yachts.

  3. PhilliesBob1980

    To quote the great Chris Christie “Don’t be stupid.” I’m not a Cowboys fan but he is a spectator player. Uncle Roger is just waiting to pounce on him if does something stupid.

  4. DarkSide830

    so now there is no suspension when he clearly did something wrong, but not when the charges against him were dropped. okay then.

    • crosseyedlemon

      This is a league where game officials have had trouble telling ‘heads’ from ‘tails’ during coin flips…so we shouldn’t expect too much consistency from the people who hired them.

  5. ElMagoN9ne

    He served his time. Not a cowboys fan by any means. Zeke would be even more of a beast in Pittsburgh

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