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Jerry Jones: Nothing to Ezekiel Elliott domestic violence investigation

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The NFL’s months-long investigation into Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott has yielded nothing, according to Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.

The league has not publicly explained anything about the investigation, which started with allegations that Elliott had a violent relationship with an ex-girlfriend. Elliott has never been arrested or charged, and Jones says there’s no reason he would face NFL discipline either.

Absolutely nothing anywhere that indicates anything other than what they told us when we left training camp,” Jones said, via the Dallas Morning News, “and that is that they have no cause.”

Jones also said he would know if the NFL had found something.

“There is just nothing,” Jones said. “I know I would have heard about it. I would have the information if there were something. I know that.”

It’s surprising that Jones would say that, because if the NFL is conducting its investigations properly, then interested parties like the owner of a team whose player is being investigated shouldn’t be given any information until the investigation concludes. Jones seems to be suggesting that the NFL would have already told him, while the investigation is ongoing, if the investigation had yielded anything of concern about Elliott. If that’s the case, that suggests that the NFL’s investigations aren’t as independent as they should be.

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  1. blessedunliketherest says: Mar 6, 2017 8:34 AM

    Nice tongue in cheek comment there at the end…”that suggests that the NFL’s investigations aren’t as independent as they should be”

    We all know this to be true. The NFL all but said investigations were not required to be independent when trying to frame Brady for causing NE to be cold in the winter.

  2. rootpain says: Mar 6, 2017 8:38 AM

    Jerry has his gold coat now. So he’s entitled.

  3. factschecker says: Mar 6, 2017 8:40 AM

    NFL owner by day, crime fighting private eye by night.

    Quincy
    coming to NBC Friday nights this fall.

  4. sportoficionado says: Mar 6, 2017 8:41 AM

    Or that maybe the investigation yielded no results? it is now March 2017, this investigation had been ongoing for several months–with absolutely no tangible proof of any wrongdoing–when is it finally time to drop it?

  5. otheirony says: Mar 6, 2017 8:48 AM

    LOL…what do they actually do when they investigate? Talk about keystone cop wannabes…..how hard is this? Talk to the witnesses, if any, the main players, review any other evidence and make a decision.

    Clowns. The NFL front office and chief BOZO is one Roger Goodell.

    SMH

  6. deneb1973 says: Mar 6, 2017 8:51 AM

    “If that’s the case, that suggests that the NFL’s investigations aren’t as independent as they should be.” The Shield has been and continues to be battered (not tarnished) by the inept leadership provided by Goodell – favoritism coupled with childish refusal to consider contrary facts has led to the perception that the NFL has become rife with jealousy and fundamental unfairness but until ownership in Pittsburgh, NY Giants and Dallas are gored by the monster they have created this will continue to be the story.

  7. thegronk87 says: Mar 6, 2017 8:54 AM

    Jerry Jones: There is nothing to our super bowl aspirations either.

  8. emcgeehan says: Mar 6, 2017 8:55 AM

    We know all about the legendary “independent investigations” of the NFL….

  9. bradygirl12 says: Mar 6, 2017 8:58 AM

    This reminds me of the Greg Hardy fiasco. “Nothing to see here, folks”, when actually, the guy WAS a loser. Skilled player, not so great person. Maybe Elliot is the same. Jerry may be in denial again.

  10. Grugenhagen says: Mar 6, 2017 9:00 AM

    sportoficionado says:
    Mar 6, 2017 8:41 AM

    Or that maybe the investigation yielded no results? it is now March 2017, this investigation had been ongoing for several months–with absolutely no tangible proof of any wrongdoing–when is it finally time to drop it?

    ——-
    Ask Goodell. See #deflategate.

  11. ricko1112 says: Mar 6, 2017 9:09 AM

    As we saw during Deflategate, Spygate, Bountygate, Bullygate, KC’s “tampering” with Maclin, NJJ’s tampering with Revis, Ray Rice, Josh Brown, Luck, Sherman, and Bell not being listed on the injury report “investigations,” the NFL determines the outcome they want, then works backwards. Evidence, science, logic, and common sense not required.

  12. harrisonhits2 says: Mar 6, 2017 9:11 AM

    “The investigation has yielded absolutely nothing. We’ve successfully buried all evidence and protected another domestic violence abuser, just like the league normally does.”

    There, fixed his statement for him.

  13. 52crabcakes says: Mar 6, 2017 9:15 AM

    again the NFL does not care about domestic violence, females, males, fans, aliens, etc. They only care about the Benjamin! Whatever it takes.

  14. Nofoolnodrool says: Mar 6, 2017 9:19 AM

    “If that’s the case, that suggests that the NFL’s investigations aren’t as independent as they should be.” The Shield has been and continues to be battered (not tarnished) by the inept leadership provided by Goodell – favoritism coupled with childish refusal to consider contrary facts has led to the perception that the NFL has become rife with jealousy and fundamental unfairness but until ownership in Pittsburgh, NY Giants and Dallas are gored by the monster they have created this will continue to be the story.

    It only continues to be a story because the weak kneed male fans of the Patriots continue to whine about every utterance emanating from NFL HQ. Time for some testicular fortitude in New England.

  15. nhpats says: Mar 6, 2017 9:25 AM

    Maybe Jerry can tell us how the investigation into Andrew Luck’s broken ribs is progressing….

  16. Nofoolnodrool says: Mar 6, 2017 9:29 AM

    “The investigation has yielded absolutely nothing. We’ve successfully buried all evidence and protected another domestic violence abuser, just like the league normally does.”

    There, fixed his statement for him.

    Another representative of CryBabyNation has posted their daily whine…..her day is now complete.

  17. Nofoolnodrool says: Mar 6, 2017 9:41 AM

    Nofoolnodrool says:
    Mar 6, 2017 9:19 AM
    “If that’s the case, that suggests that the NFL’s investigations aren’t as independent as they should be.” The Shield has been and continues to be battered (not tarnished) by the inept leadership provided by Goodell – favoritism coupled with childish refusal to consider contrary facts has led to the perception that the NFL has become rife with jealousy and fundamental unfairness but until ownership in Pittsburgh, NY Giants and Dallas are gored by the monster they have created this will continue to be the story.

    It only continues to be a story because the weak kneed male fans of the Patriots continue to whine about every utterance emanating from NFL HQ. Time for some testicular fortitude in New England.

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  18. streetyson says: Mar 6, 2017 9:42 AM

    ricko1112 says:
    Mar 6, 2017 9:09 AM
    As we saw during Deflategate, Spygate, Bountygate, Bullygate, KC’s “tampering” with Maclin, NJJ’s tampering with Revis, Ray Rice, Josh Brown, Luck, Sherman, and Bell not being listed on the injury report “investigations,” the NFL determines the outcome they want, then works backwards. Evidence, science, logic, and common sense not required.
    —————————-
    Much agree! And add to that HGHgate: where the Jan 2016 Al Jazeera report into Peyton, Steelers and Packers was ridiculed and very belatedly non-investigated by the NFL despite in 2013 Leroy Butler and Darren Woodson telling the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that they knew a dozen Packers and a dozen Lions taking banned HGH. After the initial howls from players/league, Al Jazeera claimed to have further evidence that would backup it’s claims in court, none of which was requested by the league, nor did any player sue Al Jazeera, nor did the league interview Butler or Woodson (note one pro-baseball player did get suspended).

  19. crush22 says: Mar 6, 2017 9:46 AM

    Throw the book at the Ewok.

  20. blessedunliketherest says: Mar 6, 2017 9:58 AM

    It only continues to be a story because the weak kneed male fans of the Patriots continue to whine about every utterance emanating from NFL HQ. Time for some testicular fortitude in New England.
    _________________________________________

    What happened? Got battered around in all the other articles from this weekend so figured you would start fresh? Steelers: Laughable organization with an even worse fanbase.

  21. balt88 says: Mar 6, 2017 10:02 AM

    I’m pretty sure the NFL has proven by now that no evidence is needed to hand down draconian punishments in the past.

    Jerry has always stood behind the commish in the past when there was no evidence. Will he if this is the case this time around or does he expect there to be no evidence found as return for his support in the past.

  22. bighoser says: Mar 6, 2017 10:06 AM

    Jerrah’s statement feels incomplete, somehow. Maybe he forgot to add the part where he states Elliot is a “real leader”?

  23. JJ412 says: Mar 6, 2017 10:09 AM

    Again, always amazed at the amount of Chutzpah who come on here and whine every day, then accuse others of whining. Calling them women/less than manly as a form of insult is a nice touch, really drives the point home. Keep up the good work.

  24. winningisabrees says: Mar 6, 2017 10:16 AM

    Jerry Jones – Attorney-at-Law
    Jerry Jones – PHD
    Jerry Jones – Physician

    just one more time for kicks….. First overall seed, ONE N DONE. lol

  25. ricko1112 says: Mar 6, 2017 10:18 AM

    It only continues to be a story because the weak kneed male fans of the Patriots continue to whine about every utterance emanating from NFL HQ. Time for some testicular fortitude in New England.
    ________________
    Patriots’ fans will continue to speak out about the injustices Goodell heaps upon teams that are close competition for his favorite teams, Denver, Indy, Baltimore, Pittsburgh, and the 2 New Jersey teams.

    Teams like NE, Dallas, Washington, NO, Miami, and KC got hosed with phony, made-up “gates.” Meanwhile, Goodell goes out of his way to protect the former. Goodell and those teams laugh and flaunt their cheating in the faces of the other 26 teams. The latest example is how Bell keeps telling any reporter who will listen that he WAS injured and that the Steelers knew it.

  26. 6250claimer says: Mar 6, 2017 10:19 AM

    If the Night Stalker had played for the Cowboys, Jerrah would have proclaimed him innocent. Sheesh.

  27. redlikethepig says: Mar 6, 2017 10:22 AM

    Actually this article got much less Patriot whining than I expected. I mean no article escapes it completely … but it does seem to be reducing.

  28. whispersd says: Mar 6, 2017 10:28 AM

    The NFL should just admit that they don’t do investigations. They do press releases.

  29. tylawspick6 says: Mar 6, 2017 10:37 AM

    jerrah lies as
    much as goodell does

    why should anyone believe them?

  30. grumpysal says: Mar 6, 2017 10:38 AM

    So the owner of the team that the player is employed by is being briefed by the NFL while the investigation is on-going and publicly declares “nothing to see here” before the NFL has made a decision and no one has an issue with that?

  31. youafool says: Mar 6, 2017 10:40 AM

    @deneb1973

    Yeah the league is definitely soft on the cowboys what with taking about 20+ mil in cap space for following the rules of an uncapped year. /s

  32. ricko1112 says: Mar 6, 2017 10:50 AM

    It only continues to be a story because the weak kneed male fans of the Patriots continue to whine about every utterance emanating from NFL HQ. Time for some testicular fortitude in New England.
    _______________________
    You may have no problem with the blatant favoritism Goodell shows towards Denver, Indy, Baltimore, Pittsburgh, and the 2 New Jersey teams, but most fans do.

    The targets teams that are the biggest threats to his favorites and doesn’t even try to be discreet about it. He lies, bends and breaks rules, and violates U.S. labor laws. He and the teams I mentioned just laugh and laugh at the other 26 teams that get hosed time and time again.

    Thank goodness that NE fans have the guts to call him out on it. Captain Integrity needs to go!

  33. RandyinRoxbury says: Mar 6, 2017 11:00 AM

    Didn’t Jerrah also say this about Greg Harding?

  34. whenwilliteverend says: Mar 6, 2017 11:21 AM

    I think it’s time the NFL and NFLPA come together in the next CBA and stipulate that disciplinary actions are handled by an INDEPENDENT, UNBIASED third-party. The NFL has made such a mess of so many incidents they have proven they are incapable of conducting any investigation properly (from the Ray Rice ongoing). It seems to me this investigation of Elliott is dragging on and on. What are they doing? Just twiddling their thumbs or just not doing anything while they leave the case open? In the US we have such a thing as due process. I’m not sure the NFL is acting in that matter.

    Then you add in the puzzling delay in the Aldon Smith decision. If they are supposed to decide within 60 days then they should be compelled to make a determination within that deadline. Spygate, Bountygate, Deflategate. They have all been clown shows. I hate to say these things need to be settled in a court of law but the NFL being judge and jury doesn’t seem to be working very well. In fact, one could say the most recent investigations truly makes the NFL front office (a bunch of lawyers) look like a total clown show.

  35. tylawspick6 says: Mar 6, 2017 11:22 AM

    dallas is on goodell’s protected list

    nothing will happen

    elliott willbe free to beat whomever he pleases since
    goodell tried to protect ray rice and the ravens
    in order to keep his augusta passes available from
    bisciotti

  36. godeepwvu says: Mar 6, 2017 11:24 AM

    Says Jerry “Blind Eye” Jones….

  37. stlouisfan says: Mar 6, 2017 11:25 AM

    If there is nothing to the story , why does it keep coming up ? Jerry has his hands in everything. Rams move. Raiders move. Jerry should just get rid of Roger and run the league . He does now except Roger is the front man.

  38. Nofoolnodrool says: Mar 6, 2017 11:36 AM

    It only continues to be a story because the weak kneed male fans of the Patriots continue to whine about every utterance emanating from NFL HQ. Time for some testicular fortitude in New England.
    _________________________________________

    What happened? Got battered around in all the other articles from this weekend so figured you would start fresh? Steelers: Laughable organization with an even worse fanbase.

    Battered is all in your mind. I enjoy putting the truth to crybabynation to watch their low boiling point bring their weakened anger out. Male fans…not men.

  39. joetoronto says: Mar 6, 2017 11:38 AM

    And we all believe the snake oil salesman, right?

  40. infectorman says: Mar 6, 2017 12:27 PM

    droolbucketboy says:

    says:
    Mar 6, 2017 11:36 AM
    It only continues to be a story because the weak kneed male fans of the Patriots continue to whine about every utterance emanating from NFL HQ. Time for some testicular fortitude in New England.
    _________________________________________

    What happened? Got battered around in all the other articles from this weekend so figured you would start fresh? Steelers: Laughable organization with an even worse fanbase.

    Battered is all in your mind. I enjoy putting the truth to crybabynation to watch their low boiling point bring their weakened anger out. Male fans…not men.

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Old man, Seek help

  41. The Dangerous Kitchen says: Mar 6, 2017 12:30 PM

    Nofoolnodrool says:
    Mar 6, 2017 9:19 AM

    It only continues to be a story because the weak kneed male fans of the Patriots continue to whine about every utterance emanating from NFL HQ. Time for some testicular fortitude in New England.

    ——————————————

    How do you even begin to make this about the Patriots? This story, if you pause to read it, is about a Dallas player getting his ‘investigation’ dragged out to a point that is unfair and more than a little surreal. That has nothing to do with the Patriots, its amazing that a guy can rwad this article and think ‘Patriots!’. When you see a can of peas on the shelf do you think Patriots? When you are taking your tests in school do you answer every question with ‘Patriots’? Forget the Patriots or buy a jersey. You really need to choose.

    And as far as the correct topic here…..condolences to Elliot. If they dont have evidence to go forward with by this point or really months ago its really unfair to him to just leave it hanging there as an open matter.

  42. detroitsportsfan11 says: Mar 6, 2017 12:33 PM

    Believing anything from Jerry Jones mouth is like believing everything that Hillary has said.

    Jerry is more corrupt and full of p00p than Chuck Schumer, Maxine Waters and Nacy Pelosi combined!

  43. The Dangerous Kitchen says: Mar 6, 2017 12:38 PM

    grumpysal says:
    Mar 6, 2017 10:38 AM
    So the owner of the team that the player is employed by is being briefed by the NFL while the investigation is on-going and publicly declares “nothing to see here” before the NFL has made a decision and no one has an issue with that?

    ———————-

    Actually thats whats odd here. Jerry hasn’t been able to make this one to go away. He has a good point that normally he would be plugged into the inside of the case. Normally he would not just be getting briefed but also be able to influence it. For some reason this one is being held over him and I suspect the way the investigation keeps hanging has more to do with something going on between Jerry and Roger than it does with Zeke’s guilt or innocence.

  44. gregfalco15 says: Mar 6, 2017 1:11 PM

    Didn’t Mara also say there was nothing to Brown’s domestic violence investigation? Or Jones himself regarding Hardy?

    Why do these guys feel the need to run their mouths off before the fat lady has sung? What about simply: “The league is investigating the matter and have offered them full support. Until the investigation is concluded or new facts come to our attention, we will offer full support to our player as well.”

  45. The Dangerous Kitchen says: Mar 6, 2017 6:51 PM

    gregfalco15 says:
    Mar 6, 2017 1:11 PM

    What about simply: “The league is investigating the matter and have offered them full support. Until the investigation is concluded or new facts come to our attention, we will offer full support to our player as well.”

    ——————————-

    Owners that have said that did not fare too well for having done so.

  46. stlouisfan says: Mar 7, 2017 9:19 AM

    Must be a very complicated investigation. Been going on before the last season started. Of course they drug it out so if there was a suspension he could play last season. Zeke and Jerry , get your check books out and pay whoever you need to pay and then this will go away. Its all so laughable. Not if he did it or the act of doing it , that’s not funny, the way the NFL and Jerry Jones spin every single topic. They think fans are stupid.

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