Roger Goodell says no decision has been made on Ezekiel Elliott

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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Monday he has made no decision about whether to suspend Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott.

Goodell was responding to a question at a Giants fan forum about Hall of Famer Cris Carter’s contention that the league is about to announce a suspension for Elliott.

“I don’t think Cris has anything to do with the decision,” Goodell said, via Bob Glauber of Newsday. “We haven’t made any decisions yet.”

Carter said on FS1’s Undisputed that “in the next 48 hours I would be shocked if Zeke was not suspended.” Carter added that, “based on the information that’s going to come out, it’s going to be fairly easy to determine that something happened to this woman in her four days of being with Zeke.”

Carter suggested Elliott’s punishment will be similar to the four-game suspension Tom Brady received for Deflategate.

The NFL has never closed its investigation into domestic abuse allegations made against Elliott by an ex-girlfriend more than a year ago. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has maintained all along that evidence shows Elliott was innocent of an incident that led to no arrest or charges against Elliott.

38 responses to “Roger Goodell says no decision has been made on Ezekiel Elliott

  1. They better have some ray rice greg hardy type physical evidence…or at least a text message from Elliot saying “sorry I hit you in the face” or something. Otherwise Jerry is going to make sure this is the last “decision” Goodell makes.

  2. If you listen to Carter than you get what you deserve. The man stood in front of impressionable rookies at an NFL sponsored symposium and implored them to find a “fall guy”–a designated individual to accept all culpability, anytime they may fund themselves in trouble with the law. How does anyone still listen to this clown?

  3. “fairly easy to determine that something happened “, so Chris Carter has more information on this case than the District Attorney, who did not even file charges ? Is our legal system in the US that bad, that NFL investigators can find out more information than prosecutors, who do this for a living ? That would be amazing.

  4. Jerry has already signaled the league office. If they suspend him based on whims and assumptions (as they have done to others in the past) you can bet you will all find out just how powerful he is as an owner. Yes, even those of you who think you are smarter than he is, or have not accomplished in 30 years what Jones does in a month.

  5. No decision has been made!?!? It’s been well over a year at this point. How can you possibly take that long to make a decision?

    You get the feelin Roger is actually afraid of Jerry Jones and Jones’ power as one of the most influential owners. If Roger comes down hard on the Cowboys, Jones will campaign behind the scenes to get Goodell fired. Which may be the only positive to come from this whole incident. You’d certainly think Robert Kraft wouldn’t need much convincing to want to throw Goodell out the door.

  6. JJ OWNS Roger – expect nothing – maybe a “more probable than not” that he hit her. Under Roger’s Rules he would have gotten more for deflating a football than smacking his girlfriend.

  7. At this point, I’m just hoping he doesn’t get suspended so that Cris Carter comes out looking like the chump that HE HAS ALWAYS BEEN!

  8. I’m not sure what gets more play, Kap not having a job or A year long investigation into Zeke.

  9. suncawy says:
    August 7, 2017 at 4:50 pm
    “fairly easy to determine that something happened “, so Chris Carter has more information on this case than the District Attorney, who did not even file charges ? Is our legal system in the US that bad, that NFL investigators can find out more information than prosecutors, who do this for a living ? That would be amazing.

    ———————————————–
    Not only were no charges filed against Ben Roethlisberger, but the prosecutor in the case stood up in front of reporters and made clear there was no evidence to suggest the crime of which he was accused had ever occurred. The forensic tests showed the woman hadn’t even had sex during the period in question, let alone been sexually assaulted. What’s more, Goodell wrote in his letter suspending Roethlisberger for four games that NFL investigators had found nothing to contradict the prosecutor’s findings. Nevertheless, Roethlisberger was suspended six games, later cut to four, merely for being in the wrong place at the wrong time where underage people were buying drinks. So the notion that Goodell wouldn’t suspend a player simply because there’s not enough evidence to convict is a bit … naive.

  10. Goodell can’t even go to his multi-million ocean-front vacation home in Maine any more. He claims he will be at the Pats’ home opener this year in Foxboro, but I’m pretty sure he’ll come down with the chicken flu or be totally hidden in some executive box.

    Would he buck one of the power owners that have been behind him all these years? I doubt that. He caves. And don’t look for him in Foxboro either. He’d ahve a hard time getting in and out unscathed.

  11. And none will be made until the Maras decide the appropriate punishment and let Roger know what that is.

  12. I would say that if Roger doesn’t suspend him it will be because he is afraid of Jones and the pressure he could put on him. Deb is right. Ben was suspended with no evidence and no conviction!

  13. Jerry and Roger just jointly announced [well Roger was standing behind Jerry] that Elliott will be suspended from defense for the first 4 games.

  14. Cris Carter’s biggest claim to fame is that he got kicked to the curb by Buddy Ryan.
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    I’m not his biggest fan, but he does have a gold HOF jacket as a claim to fame…..along with his bust in the HOF……and about 130 more NFL TD receptions than any of us…..I’m just saying.

  15. Goodell is not a lawyer. Anyone who thinks that did not read the deflategate appeal transcript. He is a buffoon with zero practical experience and zero formal education in law

  16. Some day Roger is going to get sued for some big $ in Federal Court and the owners will just watch him swing from the rope. I wish him ell, but the owners will bail on him once he finally CROSSES THE LINE.

  17. Actually, Jerry hasn’t said that the evidence showed Zeke to be innocent. Jerry said he’s seen absolutely no evidence that proves there was domestic violence. There’s quite a big difference in the two assertions.

  18. Everyone thinks this is about Goodell and Jones; it’s not. It’s about Elliott and his behavior of deviant entitlement. He has always had a Jones to protect him. So the question is – what’s best for the NFL and What’s best for Elliott? Suspend the princess and maybe he will grow up.

  19. Last time he suspended someone based only on whims, proveably false innuendos and NON-facts, Goodell was made out to look like a fool to the world as he handed the Super Bowl trophy to Robert Kraft. This matter is of course far more serious and important, but from the FrameGate push-back, Goodell now knows what he can expect if he tries to suspend without irrefutable evidence.

  20. lmao @ you Jerry Jones lovers. You do realize that Bob Craft has far greater impact on the league and owners. The NFL has done everything to screw them over but they still win and Bob Craft hasnt thrown a hissy fit or tried to have Roger fired. Jerry is not some almighty powerful over all owner lol

  21. steves11 says:
    August 7, 2017 at 5:30 pm
    Cris Carter’s biggest claim to fame is that he got kicked to the curb by Buddy Ryan.

    ////////////

    Cris Carter
    HOF
    8 x pro bowler
    Walter Payton man of year
    3x NFL receiving TD leader
    1990s all decade team
    1101 receptions
    13,899 receiving yards
    130 career TDs
    Buddy Ryan kicking him to the curb is is claim to fame, don’t think so. Buddy Ryan is an idiot. He let Carter go because in his words “all he does is catch TD passes”

  22. Not only were no charges filed against Ben Roethlisberger, but the prosecutor in the case stood up in front of reporters and made clear there was no evidence to suggest the crime of which he was accused had ever occurred.

    In the Brady case the NFL made it clear they had no evidence that any balls were tampered with. That would be like the police, the witness and the judge from the first trial showing up in court and telling the appeal judge they lied and the appeal judge still finding the defendant guilty.

    The Brady case emboldened Goodell, reinforcing that Article 46 gives him the power to do whatever he wants to whomever he wants with or without evidence.

    Throughout the journey down the rabbit hole we accurately refer to as Framgate please remember that sensible people informed you thusly.

  23. Please show me the evidence!!!!! All Zeke needs is a course in maturity and learn who he represents 😦 No criminal act here, based on her texts to her friends….can’t get much clearer than that! There will be Hell to pay from Jerry Jones, and rightfully so….

  24. On a side note….Charean Williams was mentioned by JJ in his Hall of Fame speech 🙂 Good job!!

  25. Of course no decision has been made yet. Jerruh Jones is fresh off his induction into the Hall Of Fame, which he bought, by the way. So Jerruh hasn’t had time to make the decision yet. As soon as he has time, he’ll tell Rodger Goodell that he’s not suspending Ezekiel Idiot.
    One of the reasons NFL fans dislike Goodell so much is that he is inconsistent when it comes to disciplining players. He went after Tom Brady over deflategate with a vengeance not seen since the Lindbergh kidnapping/murder trial. But in Elliott’s incidents, he seems to be totally aloof.
    The NFL has a conduct clause in the contract. If pulling a woman’s top down in public isn’t a violation of that clause, I don’t know what is. Elliott should have been suspended at least one game for that alone. But Goodell did nothing.
    Goodell also ordered three players to show up at his office or be suspended because some clown stated they had taken steroids — even after that clown retracted his statement and the NFL had not one shred of evidence that there was any truth to it. That was utterly ridiculous and other players blasted Goodell for it.
    And everyone saw how he bungled and lied during the Ray Rice incident.
    Goodell is a puppet for the owners, no question. Because the revenues have gone over the top they keep him in his position and pay him a ridiculous amount of money. But he is far from a good Commissioner. He has failed to do his job consistently on many occasions, and all those phony hugs he gives the newly drafted players just makes him look more silly. I am still waiting for the drafted player who has the guts to walk up to him on the stage and put his arms up to stop him from giving him a hug. I’d pay to see that and would immediately place that player in my favorites category.
    I hope Chris Carter is right and Elliott gets suspended. I think Carter is right that something did happen to that woman. Pulling a woman’s top down in public is a clear indication that he does not respect women.

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