Report: Ezekiel Elliott had hearing with Roger Goodell in late June

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Last week, Deadpan.com reported that Commissioner Roger Goodell has had no involvement in the proceedings related to Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott. Tonight, Michele Tafoya of NBC reported that Elliott had a hearing in late June that Goodell attended.

Per Tafoya, NFL investigators, Goodell (pictured Thursday in Denver with Broncos coach Vance Joseph), and a four-person independent panel participated in the hearing. The four-person panel will make a recommendation to Goodell, who eventually will decide whether to suspend Elliott.

The league didn’t comment on the Deadspin story, either before or after it was published.

Tafoya reported that the league regards the case, arising from domestic violence allegations, as “complicated,” and that it focuses only on the claims made about Elliott last July and nothing that has occurred since then.

Elliott will have a right to appeal any suspension. The league presumably will issue a decision far enough ahead of Week One so that Elliott would be able to exhaust his appeal rights before the season begins on a Sunday night against the Giants.

15 responses to “Report: Ezekiel Elliott had hearing with Roger Goodell in late June

  1. “Zeke, did you do anything bad?” “No.” “Works for me! Secretary, can you please get Mr. Jones on the phone immediately?”

  2. Wow, this new layout sucks almost as much as Colin Kaepernick does at being an NFL Quarterback.

  3. Was that independent panel made up of league office yes men and NFL lawyers, like the independent investigation into psigate was?

  4. “Police found no witnesses of Elliott’s alleged assaults. Three people, including a security manager at a bar, told police they saw Elliott’s accuser fight another woman that evening, not Elliott. Four people told police they heard the woman yell at Elliott she was going to “call the cops to ruin his career.” And one woman — whom Elliott’s accuser had identified as a witness — told police she didn’t witness any assault, but Elliott’s accuser had asked her to lie and say she had.” Nothing happened.

  5. If the Bearded Woman Beater walks on any penalty, I hope his karma payback in his life delivers a delicious rebuke – maybe he’ll be walking to his own refrigerator at his house and have a leg fail causing career-ending injury. And hopefully he’ll be on that floor for hours without being able to reach a phone.

    This clown deserves what he’s gonna get.

  6. laserw says:
    August 4, 2017 at 7:24 am
    If the Bearded Woman Beater walks on any penalty, I hope his karma payback in his life delivers a delicious rebuke – maybe he’ll be walking to his own refrigerator at his house and have a leg fail causing career-ending injury. And hopefully he’ll be on that floor for hours without being able to reach a phone.

    This clown deserves what he’s gonna get.

    You obviously are a fan of a NFC East rival. I guess it pays to be an awful person in your world. If the man did nothing, or if he did what he is accused, there is no reason to wish the worst on him. Most likely a low life philly fan.

  7. babygaga19 says:
    August 4, 2017 at 3:02 am
    Goodell was much closer to Bobby Kraft than Jerry Jones and he justifiedly took took down the Pats.
    ================
    Took down the Pats or lit a fire under them.
    Pats won 2 of the last 3 super bowls since.

  8. Deadpan.com? The well-known comedy site?

    It would be interesting to know more about the background of the two conflicting stories. Was the Deadspin source just wrong? Is the Tafoya story damage control for Goodell?

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