Report: Ezekiel Elliott bracing for a suspension

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Nearly a year after prosecutors announced that Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott would not face charges over allegations of domestic violence, the NFL continues to investigate the matter. And it’s not looking good for Elliott.

Adam Schefter reported on ESPN today that Elliott and people around him are starting to conclude that the NFL is going to suspend Elliott for the start of the season.

“Ezekiel Elliott at this point in time is bracing for a short suspension,” Schefter said. “Maybe one game, maybe two games, but as one person told me, in quotes, ‘It looks like the NFL is trying to pin something on him.'”

Schefter suggested that Elliott could be looking at a two-game suspension, forcing him out for Week One against the Giants and Week Two against the Broncos. It’s unclear why Elliott would be suspended only two games, as NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said when he introduced the league’s domestic violence policy that a six-game suspension would be the standard for a first offense.

Elliott burst onto the scene as one of the league’s brightest young stars last year. This year the NFL may sit one of its brightest stars for the start of the season.

120 responses to “Report: Ezekiel Elliott bracing for a suspension

  1. What didn’t he spend about 9 games on the commissioners exempt list while corrupt Goodell and company found a way to effectively suspend him an entire season, ala AP?

  2. it sounds as though they have nothing by way of credible evidence to suspend him on domestic violence, otherwise he would be facing the min. 6 games for a first time violation. they are going to pin “something” on him to appease sponsors and special interests groups. the nfl should be ashamed of the way they have handled this.

  3. From a football perspective, Dallas’ second and third RBs are pretty good, so I’d still favor them in the Denver game and call it even in the NYG game. Still, it wont be the same unstoppable steamroller offense they have with Dak and Zeke both in there.

  4. nhpats says:
    Jul 14, 2017 2:15 PM
    I guess we will get to see just how good Dak really is…..

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    Remember RGIII on the Browns last year. It will be something like that since the Oline got worse and no running game.

  5. john mara cheating with goodell yet again

    this is an outrage to hear comments about
    “pinning” something on a player (or coach, think bb),
    and stealing that person’s hard money.

    this is illegal in the united states of america

    you cannot frame people and act like it is
    a normal thing to do

    fire goodell now

    NOW

  6. “Maybe one game, maybe two games, but as one person told me, in quotes,….”
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    What kind of stupidity is this?? The NFL punishment for domestic violence is 8 games. If they’re going for one or two games, that means they ARE NOT SURE what happened. If they’re not sure what happened, there should be NO SUSPENSION! Goodell is garbage! Leave Zeke alone!

  7. Geez, does Goodell just make it up as he goes along? Where’s the consistency?!?!? I’m not a Cowboys fan but this is some major bull dung!
    The NFLPA really needs to make sure this is addressed in the next bargaining agreement. This doesn’t happen nearly as much in the NBA, MLB, etc. so there’s obviously something off in the NFL’s office and policies.

  8. “It’s unclear why Elliott would be suspended only two games, as NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said when he introduced the league’s domestic violence policy that a six-game suspension would be the standard for a first offense.”

    because he’s a Cowboy???

  9. If they suspeneded Brady 4 games for a deflated ball,…you can bet Zeke is getting 4 games because,…well,…because.

  10. mattbilleauthor says:
    Jul 14, 2017 2:18 PM
    From a football perspective, Dallas’ second and third RBs are pretty good, so I’d still favor them in the Denver game and call it even in the NYG game. Still, it wont be the same unstoppable steamroller offense they have with Dak and Zeke both in there.
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    “Even” LOL

    You couldn’t beat the Giants with that (supposedly) “unstoppable steamroller offense” last year. Were a whiff on a tackle away from being shut out in the second game.

    Giants are leaps and bounds better offensively and still the top 3 defense they were last season, and you call it even… with three “pass rushers” on an already-mediocre defense also suspended?

    Sure thing.

  11. This is click bait guys.

    The only thing they can suspend him for is DV. That ship has pretty well sailed with the evidence against the accuser. If they “pin” something on him the NFL should get ready for a fairly in-depth lawsuit similar to Brady. It would push the suspension out a year and cause more bad publicity as it would have then alienated 2 of the largest fan bases with Dallas and New England. I doubt they want that fight.

    I mean they let the Giants kicker off with less of a suspension when they knew he had been accurately accused 20 plus times. It seems like Goodell wants to be sued sometimes.

  12. So now an accusation is grounds for suspension in the NFL with no evidence whatsoever and with authorities dismissing the charge and text messages showing his gf telling her friend to lie to police to make Zeke look bad. Can’t imagine why viewership is down 🙄

  13. To all of you people who think suspending Elliott, despite no legal charges, is hilarious: Imagine if YOUR boss came up to you and said, “We’re going to suspend you from work, unpaid, for several weeks because someone accused you of something.” I guarantee you’d be pissed off and your lawyer would be busily drafting a lawsuit. If not, then you’re lying or stupid.

  14. There is something fundamentally wrong with a disciplinary system which finds domestic abuse exactly half as suspension-worthy as “more probabl[y] than not” knowing about possibly slightly under inflated footballs in extremely cold weather.

  15. Jerry Jones should go full Al Davis, and use his HOF speech to announce a lawsuit against the commissioner and the rest of the league. He might not win, but I can’t imagine Goodell would survive.

  16. From a football perspective, Dallas’ second and third RBs are pretty good, so I’d still favor them in the Denver game and call it even in the NYG game. Still, it wont be the same unstoppable steamroller offense they have with Dak and Zeke both in there.
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    I didn’t realize the Cowboys had an “unstoppable steamroller offense.” Congrats on your Super Bowl win last year.

  17. Those blaming Mara and the Giants. Do you realize the GMen own you and have beaten you 3 straight times? Twice with 1/2 Shirt. They need no edge to beat you.

  18. Once a punk, always a punk. How unusual for a Cowboy to screw up! Throw the book at him Roger

  19. tylawspick6 says:
    Jul 14, 2017 2:22 PM

    john mara cheating with goodell yet again

    this is an outrage to hear comments about
    “pinning” something on a player (or coach, think bb),
    and stealing that person’s hard money.

    this is illegal in the united states of america

    you cannot frame people and act like it is
    a normal thing to do

    fire goodell now

    NOW

    This isn’t a court of law. This is a matter between a corporation and their employee. The NFLPA has, through collective bargaining, allowed the NFL and Goodell to be judge and jury when it comes to any “personal conduct” issues.

  20. phinland says:
    Jul 14, 2017 2:26 PM
    He has never been convicted of a crime…what exactly is he being punished for?

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    Big Ben was never convicted either…

  21. Mara strikes again ladies and lads it is because of this that I will never and I mean never buy Sunday ticket again every chance they get they railroad my boys goodell is such a terd blossom

  22. shylaxfm says:
    Jul 14, 2017 2:31 PM
    Zeke should be suspended 0 games, not 2 or 6.
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    Interesting that you’ve decided he should be suspended for “0 games, not 2 or 6” when we have no idea if he truly will be suspended at all or exactly what any suspension might be based on. One thing we do know for sure, the courts have ruled conduct detrimental is whatever the commissioner decides it is. If there is a suspension don’t be surprised if that’s the justification. The only consistent thing about league discipline is it’s maddening inconsistency, at this point nothing 345 Park Ave does should surprise anyone.

  23. Patriots fans ALWAYS have to make it about them.

    Dallas fans ignoring Elliott’s antics St. Patrick’s Day. Typical.

    Did Dallas beat the Giants in either game last year? NO.

    Did it matter that Elliott played? NO.

    Will it matter that he doesn’t play Week 1 in 2017? NO.

  24. You don’t recall him pulling down that chick’s bra in public at St. Patrick’s Day in Dallas?

    WHILE ALREADY UNDER INVESTIGATION? That’s why he’s going to be suspended.

  25. tylawspick6 says:
    Jul 14, 2017 2:22 PM
    john mara cheating with goodell yet again

    this is an outrage to hear comments about
    “pinning” something on a player (or coach, think bb),
    and stealing that person’s hard money.

    this is illegal in the united states of america

    you cannot frame people and act like it is
    a normal thing to do

    fire goodell now

    NOW

    As usual this is not a story about the Patriots, so stay on point. Zeke admitted he did it, it’s on video and I believe we have all seen in, and the US govt has no bearing on an employer’s practices unless it violates US law, which it does not.

    I don’t think this rises to a Ray Rice 6 game level, but the guy needs to grow up. Punishment seems to be the only way you get people to do that. Leave your homerism out of it and get with society at large. I don’t like Goodell any more than anyone else but this is not his issue.

  26. Giants looking for a competitive advantage once again. Anyone can clearly see that weasel is trying to sabotage the Cowboys. No surprise that we open up with the Giants. If Zeke is suspended, there is clearly a conspiracy going on with Mara and Goodell, period.

    Giants fans say “no there isn’t”…then tell me how your wife beater Kicker – Brown got a one game suspension last year when it should have been 6? And to make matters worse, the Giants gave the guy an extension to him even when they knew about his past history of problems with domestic violence. Then they cut him shortly after his suspension because they claim to be such a classy organization.

    People love to say that the Pats are a bunch of cheaters, Mara is a cheater! Everything gets swept under the carpet for the Giants.

  27. Investigated, and cleared, by the police….and then suspended.

    What is he suspended for then?

    I would get the best lawyers I could, and sue Goddell.

  28. lowesislander says:
    Jul 14, 2017 2:38 PM
    To all of you people who think suspending Elliott, despite no legal charges, is hilarious: Imagine if YOUR boss came up to you and said, “We’re going to suspend you from work, unpaid, for several weeks because someone accused you of something.” I guarantee you’d be pissed off and your lawyer would be busily drafting a lawsuit. If not, then you’re lying or stupid.
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    Just so we can get it out of the way, what I do for work, sitting behind a desk and keyboard isn’t the same as being an NFL RB, so they really aren’t the same thing. Pretty sure millions of people don’t tune in weekly to watch me type through my WebEx.

    Elliott is held to a higher standard whether he likes it or not.

    Furthermore, check out the video of him pulling a girls top down on camera, in public, while alteady under investigation by the NFL. He’s an idiot and needs to be punished accordingly. You or me would go to jail for something like that, it’s called assault.

    Now Goodell’s punishments and how he comes to those conclusions are a topic for another time….

  29. He’s not getting suspended.
    Remember, Scheft said he SAW the Dez video. Even though there was no video. He’s the worst kind of journalism scum. Oh and remember who is employer is.

  30. Real science exonerated Brady. Bogus, bought and paid for science was the basis to convict him. Zeke is cleared by the cops but convicted by the commissioner. Get ready for a Roger’s own brand of industrial justice once again.

  31. “He has never been convicted of a crime…what exactly is he being punished for?”

    He’s being punished for being ACCUSED of a crime. The NFL has the discretion to punish any player for whatever they want to. The players union is too weak to do anything about it.

  32. Blame Federal Judges Denny Chin and Barrington D. Parker for the sewer of favoritism that the NFL has become. Those judges (appointed for life) ruled that the NFL has the contractual right under the CBA to impose penalties in its sole judgment and without due process. It was an idiotic decision though many NFL fans celebrated Brady’s suspension and disregard of sworn testimony and the Ideal Gas Laws; that legal precedent and its implications will resonate through Goodell’s tenure and the continued perversion of the CBA (at the time the CBA was signed there was the reasonable expectation was that the NFL would follow its previous practices and not impose penalties based on which owner the NFL decided to favor). This year the target is the Cowboys that Mara wants hamstrung. Watch out Eagles, Seahawks, Raiders, Washington and Cardinals – all opponents of the NY Giants! I wonder which owner will be the next to try to use Goodell to tilt the playing field for their team….

  33. fastspecv says:
    Jul 14, 2017 2:34 PM
    So now an accusation is grounds for suspension in the NFL with no evidence whatsoever and with authorities dismissing the charge and text messages showing his gf telling her friend to lie to police to make Zeke look bad. Can’t imagine why viewership is down 🙄
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    No evidence? It was captured on film. A million people watched Ezekiel pull that girls top down.

    Tom Brady got four games after a three million dollar investigation that concluded that there was no proof that he was aware the footballs were deflated but it was more probable than not that he knew about it. Where were you when the NFL was on that witch hunt? Now it’s your team and you don’t like it.

  34. Mr. Wright 212 says:
    Jul 14, 2017 2:30 PM
    “Even” LOL
    You couldn’t beat the Giants with that (supposedly) “unstoppable steamroller offense” last year. Were a whiff on a tackle away from being shut out in the second game.
    Giants are leaps and bounds better offensively and still the top 3 defense they were last season, and you call it even… with three “pass rushers” on an already-mediocre defense also suspended?

    Granted, the Giants always play Dallas tough, and Dallas wanted very much to bring their A game, which includes Zeke. But I’d take Dak over Eli right now, and the Boys still have the better O line and better RB even with the changes and with Zeke out. I’d call this one about 24-all in the fourth quarter and someone wins on a field goal.

  35. League is getting more and more ridiculous. He has never been convicted of anything lol. Another example of Goodell throwing his power around like he is judge jury executioner. Then he wonders why everyone hates him. If he is suspended for two games, you know he will appeal, maybe get it knocked down to one.

  36. 6 games for a first offense.

    Except when there’s no proof and all witnesses say it didn’t happen.

    Then it’s 2 games just because…. well MAYBE you did it!

  37. Funny how some people are mocking conspiracy theory claims regarding this and the Giants…

    A year ago, the Giants kicker Brown was suspended just a single game despite a pile of credible evidence showing that he was a serial abuser. One year late, Elliot is facing suspension either due to an incident that lacks ANY evidence, a parade thing that was overblown, or some kind of nebulous misconduct…and it’s going to add up to an equal or double suspension compared to what Brown faced?

    Do the math. Giants player with clear guilt gets essentially the minimum punishment, a player on another team who did little or nothing wrong gets hit at least as hard…and exactly when his team faces the Giants. Sorry, but this would be beyond coincidence, and if you deny it, you’re just running on your own biases.

  38. @41chacha
    “No evidence? It was captured on film. A million people watched Ezekiel pull that girls top down.”

    You seemed to be a bit confused, that “girl” turned out to be a consenting adult. As for what the league is investigating, it doesnt matter, the league(Roger)can do whatever they want based on little or no evidence. That’s what the players agreed to in the last CBA. That’s why it’s almost a guarantee that the players will strike when the current agreement expires. After seeing what that ass clown Roger did to Brady last year, the players realize the need for an independent appeals process.

  39. lowesislander says:
    Jul 14, 2017 2:19 PM

    I hope he sues the hell out of the NFL.
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    For what? Goodell can Article 46 players without any reason whatsoever.

    He suspended one player for maybe knowing that a couple of other guys might have done something. He even made a Federal case out of it.

  40. Maybe this is why they still have Morris, because they concluded last year they don’t like his fit as a backup on the team and wanted to get rid of him. If Elliott is out a couple games Morris has a role.

  41. Goodell screws everyone. It is only a matter of time before he does it to your favorite team. When he does don’t come crying to me, you had your chance.

  42. Goodell wants the Broncos to make the playoffs and challenge the Patriots so I can see it happen. Without Zeke, I doubt the Cowboys beat the Broncos.

  43. Tough standard …my understanding is there is no documentation of
    physical harm..i.e. A hospital visit, medical records and there is
    an indication the girl was telling people to lie …however, until the facts
    come out I would reserve comment.
    I am amazed at how many people can jump on a person merely because of his team affiliation. Despite his talent he has a right to be judged fairly. But in the name of being consistent with his critics and haters …I could say typical Ohio State player! Or typical Urban Meyer recruit!! But why….it’s on Elliot and Elliot alone if he is guilty of the
    act.

  44. Wah wah wah, same old crying about Mara and the Giants. It was old last year, it’s old this year. Already.

    I hope Zeke plays so when the Giants beat the Cowboys…again…that won’t be the excuse. There will be excuses, though. Always are. See last years’ “only 4 points” and “2 rookies” pile of excuses…

  45. Roger Goodell’s very existence makes me question if there really is a God. We all personally know of little kids who die of cancer or leukemia, or close friends killed in accidents, or military personnel killed in the line of duty.

    And yet Roger Goodell, who is hated by every living American except for the Mara family, goes through life unscathed and printing money.

  46. phinland says:
    Jul 14, 2017 2:26 PM
    He has never been convicted of a crime…what exactly is he being punished for?
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    Where the bleep have you been for the past decade? Goodell has been ruling above the law of the land since day 1. This shouldn’t be a surprise at all. It’s just the latest example.

  47. cardsfann1 says:
    Jul 14, 2017 2:35 PM
    You can take em out of the hood but just can’t take the hood out of em…
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    Josh Brown says Hi!

  48. lowesislander says:
    Jul 14, 2017 2:38 PM
    To all of you people who think suspending Elliott, despite no legal charges, is hilarious: Imagine if YOUR boss came up to you and said, “We’re going to suspend you from work, unpaid, for several weeks because someone accused you of something.” I guarantee you’d be pissed off and your lawyer would be busily drafting a lawsuit. If not, then you’re lying or stupid.
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    And somewhere in NE everybody is yelling “Told ya so”

  49. nebbah306 says:
    Jul 14, 2017 2:51 PM
    This isn’t a court of law. This is a matter between a corporation and their employee. The NFLPA has, through collective bargaining, allowed the NFL and Goodell to be judge and jury when it comes to any “personal conduct” issues.
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    And what isn’t being said is the CBA has always allowed the commissioner that type of authority. It’s only recently become a problem. Wonder why? Maybe it’s because previous commissioners held themselves to providing a burden of proof in an interest of long-term stability.

    I hope the players strike and hold out until Fraudger is completely neutered.

  50. nygnjd says:
    Jul 14, 2017 4:29 PM
    Wah wah wah, same old crying about Mara and the Giants. It was old last year, it’s old this year. Already.

    I hope Zeke plays so when the Giants beat the Cowboys…again…that won’t be the excuse. There will be excuses, though. Always are. See last years’ “only 4 points” and “2 rookies” pile of excuses…
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    Dropping 10 picks and a combined $2000,000 fine for clear cut illegal in game communication.

    Crying indeed. Old indeed. Excuses indeed.

  51. I want to support the NFL’s stance on domestic violence but the NFL leadership, in particular Roger “Perjury” Goodell, has demonstrated such a lack of integrity and judgement that I cannot trust any conclusions they reach.

  52. If the NFL is in the business of suspending players for domestic abuse for incidents that happened before they were even drafted… why isn’t Joe Mixon suspended for the video where he broke that girls skull in 3 places? Or, why isn’t Joe Mixon suspended for his other altercation where he hit with a meter maid in the face with a thrown object?

  53. bighoser says:
    Jul 14, 2017 2:27 PM
    Geez, does Goodell just make it up as he goes along? Where’s the consistency?!?!? I’m not a Cowboys fan but this is some major bull dung!
    The NFLPA really needs to make sure this is addressed in the next bargaining agreement. This doesn’t happen nearly as much in the NBA, MLB, etc. so there’s obviously something off in the NFL’s office and policies.

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    doesn’t happen much in the other leagues?

    doesn’t happen at all!!

    goodell is beyond gone at this point and can’t
    even see how corrupt he looks

    the league will not recover from this longterm

  54. No evidence? It was captured on film. A million people watched Ezekiel pull that girls top down.

    Tom Brady got four games after a three million dollar investigation that concluded that there was no proof that he was aware the footballs were deflated but it was more probable than not that he knew about it. Where were you when the NFL was on that witch hunt? Now it’s your team and you don’t like it.

    Umm……..you realize that you’re comparing two different things. This is what happened when he was still in college. But nice try on trying to act like you know what you’re talking about

  55. fireroger says:
    Jul 14, 2017 4:59 PM

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    Dropping 10 picks and a combined $2000,000 fine for clear cut illegal in game communication.

    Crying indeed. Old indeed. Excuses indeed.

    Look more crying. Yeah, that offensive series that they used that really helped them win that game when it resulted in a turnover. Oh, it helped the other team. Obviously a conspiracy.

    Rule was broken, no denial. No excuse. Penalty was given, fines were assessed and paid without endless complaining. Smart people move on.

  56. cardsfann1 says:
    Jul 14, 2017 2:35 PM
    You can take em out of the hood but just can’t take the hood out of em…

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    I will paraphrase Mrs. Elliott when responding to a troll like you after Zeke’s car got a ticket and he posted it on twitter complaining. The troll asked ‘how did someone from the hood afford an expensive car’.
    She replied: because he had two working parents. I would remind everyone that every black athlete isn’t from the ghetto. it’s not like it’s a Bentley. (looked like a newish Camaro)

    They both went to Mizzou and were athletes in their own rights, but didn’t play sports out of college.

  57. He is being suspended for pulling that girls top down in public. Without her consent. You guys act like he did nothing wrong. If any of us did that we would be registering as sex offenders. He showed some poor girls breast to the world that she can never take off. And her future kids can see. But keep standing up for him and blaming roger.

  58. It’s funny because no one seemed this upset when charges were dropped against Roesthlisberger and he was still suspended for 6 games. Despite no charges. All of a sudden these Pats and Cowboys fans are coming out of the woodwork crying. Guess what. The players ratified the CBA and gave Goodell the authority to do this. It’s their fault. The Steelers were the only team to refuse to approve the CBA. Maybe the rest of the players should have been smarter and followed their lead.

  59. Hey Cowboy fans, assuming what you say about Mara is correct than it could have been much worse….the Cowboys could have been playing the Giants in week 4.

  60. A short suspension makes no sense to me. If he is guilty of what they were accusing of then thats a serious thing that demands a major punishment. And if hes not guilty then he should get nothing at all. One or the other. This sounds more like a political/PR type thing to do a short suspension.

  61. To the Giants’ bashers….you do realize the schedule makers put us AT Dallas every year in prime time to start the season don’t you? Docked us a pick for using a walkie talkie in broad daylight for like 2 plays when the system went down too. Yeah. Goodell just loves us.

    Go destroy a cell phone and claim nothing to see will ya. The Don Jr. defense.

  62. If Goodell is thinking that even though they had nothing on him he should do a little something to cover himself if evidence appears later (like the Ray Rice tape did) this is a foolish way to go. Better to do nothing and say it was because they didnt have the evidence. That way if something appears later he can simply say ‘now we do’. Much less egg on the face that way. Honesty pays ya know?

  63. This is probably a good thing for his overall development. He seems immature, with a little bit of charm. That’s not allowed in Goodell/Mara’s NFL.

  64. scottbrowning2 says:
    Jul 14, 2017 5:07 PM

    I want to support the NFL’s stance on domestic violence but the NFL leadership, in particular Roger “Perjury” Goodell, has demonstrated such a lack of integrity and judgement that I cannot trust any conclusions they reach.
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    The NFL doesn’t have a stance on domestic violence. The Josh Brown debacle proves that.

  65. jman967 says:
    Jul 14, 2017 6:53 PM
    It’s funny because no one seemed this upset when charges were dropped against Roesthlisberger and he was still suspended for 6 games. Despite no charges.
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    That’s because everyone knew that the accusations were true, and he paid off his accusers to make them go away.

  66. The league needs to suspend him for six games or not at all. If they want to set the precedent that they’re and employer with the right to suspend regardless of a legal conviction then do it and stick to the existing policy. Otherwise, this is basically the NFL admitting “yeah, we can’t prove it so we’re only gonna give him two games.” If you think he did it, six, if you aren’t sure, none. Anything in between is a bad look. Not to mention the perception will be “the NFL cares about stopping domestic violence offenders unless of course it’s a star player.”

  67. cowboys will be 0-2 right out of the gate and will be playing catchup the rest of the season. Lol.

  68. That’s because everyone knew that the accusations were true, and he paid off his accusers to make them go away-
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    Everyone knows Brady and the Pats cheat and he destroyed his phone.
    Everyone knows that Zeke disrespects women so he needs to learn.

    See we can play this stupid game all day. My point was without actual charges, or anything Goodell set a standard and based on your bias it was fine. That is until it affects someone on your team. That’s it’s not cool bro.

  69. How can the league legally suspend him for something the police and DA declined to prosecute him for and stopped the charges? Is everyone involved with pro football that stupid?

  70. He is a product of that offensive line, as was Demarco Murry. Stick him on the Browns and he is a 900 yd rusher at besT.
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    They were actually pretty good at rushing last year. If they had a defense to keep games it would even be better. Crowell had almist a thousand yard and johnson had A 4.9 ypc

  71. darkbaconlips says:
    Jul 14, 2017 11:13 PM

    I just love a dude that is under investigation for DV and, ooops. pulls some random chick’s top down in public. Stay Classy, Dallas.
    _________________________________

    And now knocks a guy out. People are digging deep to unearth all of the crap Coach Meyer got him out of up at Ohio State too. He was a POS there too…and it will all start trickling out this week.

    Awesome.

  72. OJ might be getting out soon. He may have lost some speed, but if the cowboys hit their goal of 20 suspended players, maybe they can find a roster spot for the juice. He would be a real clubhouse leader for the cowboys.

  73. What most people on here fail to understand is that the NFL is a business first… If you work for a big corporation that is in the public eye and you do anything that makes them look bad you are DONE, FIRED clean out your desk. It doesn’t matter if you are arrested or not. At least in the NFL you are only suspended and not fired. We as fans MUST NEVER EVER FORGET THAT THIS IS A BUSINESS FIRST AND THEN A GAME.

  74. phinland says:
    Jul 14, 2017 2:26 PM
    He has never been convicted of a crime…what exactly is he being punished for?
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    Possibly for having committed a crime. Being the BMOC and having someone buy your way out of legal trouble doesn’t mean you’re clean. I’ve seen far too many “good ol’ boys” not be punished for obvious criminal activity because “it would hurt The Team”.

    Now as much as I loathe the Cryboys, what bothers me here are two things–One, how bloody long this has taken; and Two, the obvious interest on the part of Goodell’s #1 fans/puppet masters, the Tisch/Mara clan, in having a punishment dished out, conveniently covering a time that includes the Cowpatties playing their team.

    Do I think Elliott did something worthy of suspension? Yes. Do I think Roger Goodell Himself Live And In Person, Celebrity Commissioner (TM), knows how to do the right thing and when to do it? Heck, no.

  75. laudermk says:
    Jul 15, 2017 1:58 PM
    How can the league legally suspend him for something the police and DA declined to prosecute him for and stopped the charges? Is everyone involved with pro football that stupid?
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    Separate questions, BTW.

    Just because the LOCAL police and DA don’t prosecute is no indication that there was no crime. They can be bought or intimidated, especially when it involves an owner as rich and powerful as JJ and an institution as important locally as the Cowpatties.

  76. I’m telling you now, Jerruh is going to make sure that all parties are paid off. Period. They won’t be found anywhere until after this season if at all. Going forward, he’s going to do just like he did with Dez and have someone with him at all times going forward to make sure nothing else happens.

  77. woodson28 says:
    Jul 14, 2017 2:13 PM
    Oh wait, John Mara’s family runs the Giants, right?

    Oh wait, John Mara picked up Zeke and brought him to the club, and puppet style stood behind Zeke and hit the other guy in the face. That’s must be what happened. Mystery solved. OR….you know Zeke needs to quit acting like an idiot, spend his nights at home playing Madden, until he retires in 6 years then he can do whatever he wants punch as many DJ’s in the face as he chooses.

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