Jerry Jones: “Everything’s in place” for NFL on Ezekiel Elliott

AP

A couple of days after saying that a decision in the Ezekiel Elliott case is imminent, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones offered further details supporting his belief.

“They have had their hearing and they have had all of the responses,” Jones told reporters on Saturday. “Everything’s in place to make a decision.”

Jones has said on multiple occasions that he believes there is no evidence Elliott engaged in domestic violence. Which means that if the league office decides he did, Jones won’t be happy.

It’s unclear who attended the hearing, or who will be resolving the situation on the league’s behalf. Deadspin.com recently reported that Commissioner Roger Goodell has had no involvement in the Elliott case. Although the policy indicates that the player will meet with a disciplinary officer, Goodell has had direct involvement in past situations of this nature, including most recently the Pacman Jones suspension.

Regardless of whether Goodell has fingerprints on the nuts and bolts of the process, it’s hard to imagine that the Elliott decision will be made without his input, especially since he’s the one who has the power to resolve the appeal. Unless he exercises his right to designate someone else to do it.

27 responses to “Jerry Jones: “Everything’s in place” for NFL on Ezekiel Elliott

  1. I’ll be very surprised if Elliott doesn’t get off completely or gets at most a 2 game suspension. Because Jones is the one who really runs the league office.

  2. So make a decision already.

    If you believe he did something, punish him. If you don’t believe the evidence is substantial enough, don’t punish him.

    Either way, put on your big boy pants and decide, NFL.

  3. I’m glad to hear the commissioner has assigned someone else to handle this off-field stuff. Every time one of the young men in the league gets in trouble, or every time someone falsely accuses one of the players of something, the commissioner shouldn’t be sidetracked dealing with it. The NFL just set an all-time record last year for revenue, so Goodell obviously has the ship going in the right direction. A little bit of controversy is good for the league. It gives everyone something to talk about, even those who don’t understand the game itself. The Kaepernick thing was a perfect example. Millions of people turned on their TV set just to see what Kap was going to do. Now, more than ever, everyone will want to watch Zeke Elliott. Jerry Jones and Roger Goodell are loving life. We are yo-yo’s, and they have the string.

  4. It will be obvious that that Jone’s owns Goodell if nothing happens

    After going through all this scrutiny of domestic violence investigations Zeke pulls some chicks top down!!

    That alone should warrant a suspension for stupidity

    2 game minimum

    JJ should finally make an example of him to try and right his ship so other premier players know there will be no tolerance for this moronic behavior

    Enabling star players only creates monsters and destroys lives

    Star players like OJ, Taylor, Rice, Hardy and the other 20 cases since 2012 in the NFL

  5. araidersfan says:Jul 30, 2017 8:03 AM

    I’ll be very surprised if Elliott doesn’t get off completely or gets at most a 2 game suspension. Because Jones is the one who really runs the league office.
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    Duh. Way to state the 2 most likely scenarios.

     

  6. 2 playoff wins in 20 years Jerruh, bet you can’t fix that. Americas team my arse!! The only reason they are called America’s team is because they are sitting on their couch with the rest of America watching the playoffs every year

  7. Doesn’t matter what they do. Jones doesn’t matter. Goodell doesn’t matter. The other whining, sniveling owners pulling his strings don’t matter. The entire corrupt NFL front office doesn’t matter. They have tried every dirty trick and made up every excuse, but Belichick still wins. It just makes it that much better.

  8. araidersfan says:
    Jul 30, 2017 8:03 AM
    I’ll be very surprised if Elliott doesn’t get off completely or gets at most a 2 game suspension. Because he didn’t do anything to the gold digger who can’t accept she was just a college squeeze and gets nothing.

    Fixed it for you.

  9. If Jerry runs the front office, then why are Cowboys players the most suspended group, with the lowest amount that were arrested or otherwise charged with a crime? then ask yourself why did the investigation into Giants kicker John Brown only take a couple of months, and concluded prior to the end of his criminal proceedings, only haNing down a 1 game suspension when there was a mountain of evidence that was available after the conclusion of his trial.. Zeke has no such evidence against him and police have closed the investigation for over a year. These are facts not opinion.

  10. charliecharger says:
    Jul 30, 2017 9:32 AM
    I’m glad to hear the commissioner has assigned someone else to handle this off-field stuff. Every time one of the young men in the league gets in trouble, or every time someone falsely accuses one of the players of something, the commissioner shouldn’t be sidetracked dealing with it. The NFL just set an all-time record last year for revenue, so Goodell obviously has the ship going in the right direction. A little bit of controversy is good for the league. It gives everyone something to talk about, even those who don’t understand the game itself. The Kaepernick thing was a perfect example. Millions of people turned on their TV set just to see what Kap was going to do. Now, more than ever, everyone will want to watch Zeke Elliott. Jerry Jones and Roger Goodell are loving life. We are yo-yo’s, and they have the string.

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    There is so much to disagree with here, I don’t know where to begin.
    First of all, the Commissioners in every sport have their hand in discipline for players. So Goodell being “sidetracked” isn’t an issue. Besides, anyone who saw him go after the Patriots and Brady the way he did over something as trivial as the air pressure in the footballs, would laugh at your assertion that it sidetracks him. It consumes him because he’s an ego maniac who wants to be viewed as a Czar.
    The NFL revenue is so high because of the tv contracts. Thank Pete Rozelle for that, not Goodell. Yes, the revenues are outrageous, but the NFL has also taken a lot of hits under his administration. None more so than the seat licensing that the owners hammered season ticket holders with and Goodell did nothing about. If he really cared about the fans as he always says he does, he’d have fought the owners on that ridiculous move which cost many long time season ticket holders their seats. I know a guy who had 4 seats to Jets games that were his families’ since the Jets played in Shea Stadium and he lost them because he couldn’t afford the seat licensing costs. He has vowed never to attend an NFL game again.
    Goodell botched the Ray Rice investigation and lied about the video, too. I am convinced that it is the reason he went after the Patriots and Tom Brady so vigorously. He wanted to try to restore his credibility with fans. but the opposite happened. the fans saw him for what he is, a vindictive phony who’ll stop at nothing to prove a point, no matter how misguided it is. And let’s not forget he messed up the investigation when it was revealed that the Patriots were taping other teams in violation of NFL rules, too. That was another reason he went after them so vigorously in this stupid deflategate.
    He also lied when the concussion revelations came out and tried to hide facts that the NFL knew. Lying is one of the best things he does.
    He ordered three players to appear before him , or face suspension, to answer charges of steroid use when there was not one shred of evidence that they had ever used them. He should have been suspended for misuse of his power in that one.
    Goodell is a phony mouthpiece for the owners, pure and simple. It’s a disgrace that they pay him some 40 million dollars per year.
    As for “millions of people” tuning in to see what Kaepernick was going to do, you should try counting to a million sometime just to understand how many that is. There’s no way “millions of people” tuned in to watch that knuckhead kneel down.
    And “a little bit of controversy is good for the league”????? If you think the NFL wants the type of controversy Kaepernick and all the players who’ve been arrested or suspended for various reasons have caused, you are really clueless. Especially at a time when their tv ratings have taken a dip for the first time ever.
    The NFL might very well have peaked in popularity and could in fact be on the way down. With parents scared off by the astonishing concussion statistics and not allowing their kids to play, and with the popularity of other sports such as lacrosse and soccer on the rise, it’s not too difficult to envision an NFL a lot less popular than it is now.

  11. All Right NFL You made the Cowboys your marquee team. You put them in Prime Time games early in the Season to boost the ratings.

    Now you find out there’s a few in this bunch that beats up women and gets into Bar Fights (was that with a woman too ?). You’ve got Juicers, Pill Poppers and Dope Smokers….even the retired Cowboys get slapped with lawsuits.

    I don’t believe they will suspend Zeke to start the Season. Those games are too important. They will probably wait til the string of Prime Time Games is over — that last game in Philly will have to do.

  12. “Everything is in place” means the silver aluminum briefcase has been purchased, filled with cash, and dropped off in the proper location in some park somewhere, waiting for two NFL “associates” to find it.

  13. ” Goodell has had no involvement in the Elliott case….”
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    … or so he would like fans to believe. Goodell is just distancing himself from negative fan feedback, because regardless of the final decision, a number of people will not like it.

  14. @ a raidersfan,

    You are 100 % wrong. It is Mara who really runs the league office. If he didn’t, why else would Josh Brown received only a 1 game suspension for abusing his wife 20 + times where the abuse was documented and 911 calls were available. Why wouldn’t Mara have been fined (or lost draft picks) fir not reporting what he knew about brown as soon as he knew, which us part of the policy on abuse. Mara received zero penalties fir not reporting it to the league office in 2015. No, he decided to extend Brown. Roger is Mara’s B.

  15. @ 3beeps

    The girl who accused Zeke lied repeatedly and ot was seen in text messages. There was no physical evidence, and the PD dropped the case. If they are going to suspend Zeke at all, do it for pulling down the girl’s shirt at the parade. That was a “young and dumb” decision, and l can see how that reflects poorly on the league. Otherwise, drop the witch hunt. Let’s remember Josh Brown got a 1 game suspension for years of physical abuse that was proven and indisputable.

  16. If Elliot gets off scot-free for anything on his list of disturbing behaviors, I will not be one bit surprised. However,we all know what they say about karma. Lucky Whitehead gets cut in the blink of an eye,over a misunderstanding,and Elliot basically does what he pleases. That kind of stuff will have an effect on the locker room at some point.

  17. nyneal says:
    Jul 30, 2017 11:32 AM
    charliecharger says:
    Jul 30, 2017 9:32 AM
    I’m glad to hear the commissioner has assigned someone else to handle this off-field stuff. Every time one of the young men in the league gets in trouble, or every time someone falsely accuses one of the players of something, the commissioner shouldn’t be sidetracked dealing with it. The NFL just set an all-time record last year for revenue, so Goodell obviously has the ship going in the right direction. A little bit of controversy is good for the league. It gives everyone something to talk about, even those who don’t understand the game itself. The Kaepernick thing was a perfect example. Millions of people turned on their TV set just to see what Kap was going to do. Now, more than ever, everyone will want to watch Zeke Elliott. Jerry Jones and Roger Goodell are loving life. We are yo-yo’s, and they have the string.

    —————————————————————–

    There is so much to disagree with here, I don’t know where to begin.
    First of all, the Commissioners in every sport have their hand in discipline for players. So Goodell being “sidetracked” isn’t an issue. Besides, anyone who saw him go after the Patriots and Brady the way he did over something as trivial as the air pressure in the footballs, would laugh at your assertion that it sidetracks him. It consumes him because he’s an ego maniac who wants to be viewed as a Czar.
    The NFL revenue is so high because of the tv contracts. Thank Pete Rozelle for that, not Goodell. Yes, the revenues are outrageous, but the NFL has also taken a lot of hits under his administration. None more so than the seat licensing that the owners hammered season ticket holders with and Goodell did nothing about. If he really cared about the fans as he always says he does, he’d have fought the owners on that ridiculous move which cost many long time season ticket holders their seats. I know a guy who had 4 seats to Jets games that were his families’ since the Jets played in Shea Stadium and he lost them because he couldn’t afford the seat licensing costs. He has vowed never to attend an NFL game again.
    Goodell botched the Ray Rice investigation and lied about the video, too. I am convinced that it is the reason he went after the Patriots and Tom Brady so vigorously. He wanted to try to restore his credibility with fans. but the opposite happened. the fans saw him for what he is, a vindictive phony who’ll stop at nothing to prove a point, no matter how misguided it is. And let’s not forget he messed up the investigation when it was revealed that the Patriots were taping other teams in violation of NFL rules, too. That was another reason he went after them so vigorously in this stupid deflategate.
    He also lied when the concussion revelations came out and tried to hide facts that the NFL knew. Lying is one of the best things he does.
    He ordered three players to appear before him , or face suspension, to answer charges of steroid use when there was not one shred of evidence that they had ever used them. He should have been suspended for misuse of his power in that one.
    Goodell is a phony mouthpiece for the owners, pure and simple. It’s a disgrace that they pay him some 40 million dollars per year.
    As for “millions of people” tuning in to see what Kaepernick was going to do, you should try counting to a million sometime just to understand how many that is. There’s no way “millions of people” tuned in to watch that knuckhead kneel down.
    And “a little bit of controversy is good for the league”????? If you think the NFL wants the type of controversy Kaepernick and all the players who’ve been arrested or suspended for various reasons have caused, you are really clueless. Especially at a time when their tv ratings have taken a dip for the first time ever.
    The NFL might very well have peaked in popularity and could in fact be on the way down. With parents scared off by the astonishing concussion statistics and not allowing their kids to play, and with the popularity of other sports such as lacrosse and soccer on the rise, it’s not too difficult to envision an NFL a lot less popular than it is now.

    ———–

    Ouch…..that’s gonna leave a mark!

  18. jsrdc says:
    Jul 30, 2017 12:21 PM

    You are 100 % wrong. It is Mara who really runs the league office. If he didn’t, why else would Josh Brown received only a 1 game suspension for abusing his wife 20 + times where the abuse was documented and 911 calls were available. Why wouldn’t Mara have been fined (or lost draft picks) fir not reporting what he knew about brown as soon as he knew, which us part of the policy on abuse. Mara received zero penalties fir not reporting it to the league office in 2015. No, he decided to extend Brown. Roger is Mara’s B.
    ==================================

    And Mara got Goodell to fine Jones and Snyder millions of dollars even though they broke no rules.

  19. Josh Brown is white and got 1 game with documented, objective evidence. Zeke is essentially in a he said/she aid scenario. Without racism, how does this play out?

  20. If he doesn’t get suspended this time, there will be a next time. This guy is a piece of garbage. You can ignore it, but the truth is that it still stinks.

    This piece of trash will be involved in something else. The only difference between a guy like Bill Cosby and Elliott is that Elliott can play football. So he gets a free pass…..

  21. Charlie charger nailed it. We are a bunch of yo-yo’s. We’re spending our Sunday going up and down the string that is dangling from Roger Goodell’s finger. Cha Ching! Get your wallets ready. The NFL season is almost here. Lol

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