Report: No Ezekiel Elliott decision on Wednesday

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Cris Carter is about to be shocked.

The Hall of Famer declared two days ago on FS1 that he expected the NFL to suspend Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott within the next 48 hours. The league hasn’t suspened Elliott yet, and the NFL won’t be suspending Elliott before the end of the day on Wednesday.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the announcement/decision on Elliott’s punishment won’t be coming today.

Before anyone wags a finger at Carter for being factually incorrect in his non-reporting reporting, keep in mind the very real possibility that the decision was locked and loaded and ready to be deployed, until Carter said what he said and prompted the league to tap the brakes. Ultimately, the real question is whether the substance of Carter’s non-report report will be accurate.

Carter said that Elliott will be suspended, Carter said that the evidence will demonstrate domestic violence, and Carter said that Elliott may have destroyed evidence. Whatever the timetable for making a decision and announcing it, Carter will be vindicated (sort of) if those aspects of his non-reporting reporting come to fruition.

18 responses to “Report: No Ezekiel Elliott decision on Wednesday

  1. So Carter prompted a change in the course of a decision? How important do you folks in the media think you are? Remember you write the stories, you don’t influence them–at least that is how it is supposed to work.

  2. I think he was referring to “business hours”, specifically “bankers’ business hours”, which roughly equates to 6 hours for a business day. So, if it’s within 8 business days, he’ll be fine…

  3. sportoficionado says:
    August 9, 2017 at 9:00 am
    So Carter prompted a change in the course of a decision? How important do you folks in the media think you are? Remember you write the stories, you don’t influence them–at least that is how it is supposed to work.
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    That’s cute, a bit naive but cute. Say hi to the Easter Bunny and Santa for the rest of us.

  4. Of course Carter’s comments could have caused a delay. In the NFL, lawyers and PR pros make these calls. They’re in no hurry to announce a decision anyway, so why not wait another day or two to show Carter doesn’t have inside access?

    It’s naive to think these considerations don’t matter. And in a leadership vacuum, they don’t just matter. They take over.

  5. After a year and a half we’re still waiting on that Dez Walmart video you were all excited about.

  6. If he destroyed evidence, that’s 4 games alone. If he committed domestic violence/abuse, that is at least 2-4 more.

    But…Goodell has NEVER been consistent. So nobody has any idea, even after doling out punishments as recent as last season for the same offenses.

  7. Best decision I’ve ever made in terms of surfing the web is installing an ad blocker which come to find out blocks the auto play videos on PFT. I click a headline to read the story and the comments, if I wanted to watch the show I’d watch the show.

  8. I predict that Jerry Jones will give his next interview while wearing one of those Roger Goodell clown t-shirts.

  9. Is NO NEWS on Zeke really news? Every day Its an update on No News. Football is starting games this week…isn’t there better things to not report on?

  10. This is ridiculous. The NFL needs to do something or clear the guy. If they are going to serve as the judicial system they have an obligation to do so in a speedy manner.

  11. 1phillyphan says:
    August 9, 2017 at 11:46 am
    Is NO NEWS on Zeke really news? Every day Its an update on No News. Football is starting games this week…isn’t there better things to not report on?

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    Trumaine Brock!!! His felony domestic violence charges were dropped and now he is free to play…….There is clearly more evidence against him since he was arrested and charged. All we know about Zeke’s case is the accuser lied to the cops and tried to get her friend to lie.

  12. Zeke domestic violence charge review:
    Law: innocent until proven guilty (case dropped because it was clear the accusers were trying for a money grab)
    Public opinion: usually guilty until proven innocent–except accusers were so awful that even liberals had to admit it was a money grab
    NFL: Guilty until God-ell dispenses ‘justice’ with his magic 8 ball (evidence not required)
    Pundits: Guilty unless we say verdict is today. Then guilty later.

  13. This is nothing more than a witch hunt. Somebody has to burn.

    The woman clearly made up the accusations to ruin his career, words from her own mouth.

    Then she lied to the police and unsuccessfully tried to get her friends to lie to the police. When they wouldn’t she didn’t recant her story. To do so would be to admit she filed false charges. And the NFL looks silly, and actually seems to be supporting her narrative. All this after the woman stated before she made the claims that she wanted to ruin his career.

    With friends like the NFL you sure don’t need enemies… They seem to be “out big brothering” the big brother.

  14. at some point you’d think the league might penalize owners that continue to employ douche-bags time and time again.

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