Ezekiel Elliott’s agent: Findings are replete with factual inaccuracies, erroneous conclusions

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Ezekiel Elliott‘s agent released a statement, via Patrick Claybon of the NFL Network, in which he says the NFL’s “findings are replete with factual inaccuracies and erroneous conclusions.”

Here is the complete statement:

“We just learned of the NFL’s decision to suspend Mr. Elliott for six games for allegedly engaging in ‘physical force’ against the accuser. Mr. Elliott and his team of representatives are extremely disappointed with the NFL’s decision.

“Our offices have been engaged in this matter since last July and have worked hand in hand with the Columbus Prosecutor’s office as well as the NFL with their respective investigations. Accordingly, we are fully aware of the full body of evidence that exists in connection with this matter.

“The NFL’s findings are replete with factual inaccuracies and erroneous conclusions and it ‘cherry picks’ so called evidence to support its conclusion while ignoring other critical evidence.

“For example, both the Columbus Prosecutor’s office as well as the NFL investigators expressly concluded and conveyed to our office (and others) that the accuser was lying about an alleged July 22, 2016 incident whereby she accused Mr. Elliott of pulling her out of her car and assaulting her. An allegation that was ultimately undermined by her own friend’s affidavit which stated that no such assault occurred. The affidavit also outlined the accuser’s plan to orchestrate a story to police in order to corroborate her false allegation of assault. In addition, the NFL’s own medical experts concluded that many of her injuries predated the week in question and likely occurred during a period of time when Mr. Elliott was not in contact with the accuser. During the upcoming weeks and through the appeal a slew of additional credible and controverting evidence will come to light.”

30 responses to “Ezekiel Elliott’s agent: Findings are replete with factual inaccuracies, erroneous conclusions

  1. It’s a workplace issue … not a court of laW. There are no evidentiary rules. It doesn’t have to be a crime. Try showing up drunk to your job. Then when you get in trouble tell them drinking isn’t illegal. See how that works out.

  2. How about standing up and taking your punishment like a man? Oh yeah, men who like to rough up women seldom possess that kind of character.

  3. I don’t like Goodell and doubt he has the brains to run a free parking lot. Soon your team will understand too, whichever team it is.

  4. redlikethepig says:
    August 11, 2017 at 3:33 pm

    It’s a workplace issue … not a court of laW. There are no evidentiary rules. It doesn’t have to be a crime. Try showing up drunk to your job. Then when you get in trouble tell them drinking isn’t illegal. See how that works out.
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    If you’re drunk, you’re drunk. That isn’t the same as somebody saying that you were drunk at work and then a year later your employer suspends you for being drunk at work without having seen you be drunk at work.

  5. You know how Roger Goodell is a snake? He “pops up” to visit with one owner he screwed over previously, right before attempting to pull the rug under another. Not all owners are the same, however, and this little dance is about to get a lot more intimate.

  6. I wonder if all you Cowboys fans who were applauding Roger Goodell when he dispensed his own brand of industrial justice in DeflateGate are still applauding now?

  7. I don’t know what Zeke did or didn’t do. But I DO know that the NFL is heading down a dangerous path these days with the way they handle player conduct suspensions.

  8. sportoficionado says:
    August 11, 2017 at 4:01 pm
    You know how Roger Goodell is a snake?
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    You mean besides his handling of the Brown and Rice incidents, his perjury in Minnesota, his wrist slap of the Jets for tampering while hammering KC and lying in his deflategate arbitration finding?

  9. redlikethepig says:
    August 11, 2017 at 3:33 pm
    It’s a workplace issue … not a court of laW. There are no evidentiary rules. It doesn’t have to be a crime. Try showing up drunk to your job. Then when you get in trouble tell them drinking isn’t illegal. See how that works out.
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    Very poor analogy since this is a he said she said case and not one where the facts are not in dispute and the person in question is trying to mitigate his punishment.

    If you want a better analogy this would be like one coworker claiming you came to work drunk and you and other witnesses claiming you did not. To take it even further this would be like HR, the closest thing to a prosecutor in a corporate setting, investigating the allegations and saying they will not hand down any punishment or recommendation for punishment and then the CEO coming along and doing their own investigation and handing down a punishment.

  10. All these Pats fans keep bringing up deflategate and calling this karma. Newsflash: the Cowboys had nothing to do with that nonsense. And as a Cowboys fan I was actually on Brady’s side on that one. Y’all can stop the whining, you won!

  11. This is an impossible situation for the commissioner. If he punishes him, he’s a dictator and cherry picks evidence.

    If he does nothing, he and the NFL will be accused of not caring about domestic violence. The evidence they had will eventually come out which would appear shocking to the general public and everyone would wonder how the commissioner could have seen all that evidence and then let him go without punishment.

    This is the definition of lose lose scenario for all parties involved.

  12. Just another Dirtbag Cowboy that thinks he can do whatever he wants without consequence.

    Punched out a gf, fight in a bar, pulled the top off another woman (sexualmassault). Seems like Jerrys Boys have nomsense of respect…for others or themselves. I hope this cost Jerrys Junkies a playoff spot and the Boys stop signing/drafting druggies and criminals because they can “ball”

    Hey Zeke, who’s the bitch how?

    Idiot.

  13. “During the upcoming weeks and through the appeal a slew of additional credible and controverting evidence will come to light.” – TRANSLATION: We are not going to go quietly!

  14. You don’t like Goodell so Zeke must really be innocent, huh?

    Forget whether he was a serial rough-houser with his GF. Go take another look at the video of him pulling down that girl’s top at the St. Patrick’s Day parade…tell me you want your sister or daughter standing next to this guy.

  15. just because you were not convicted of a crime doesn’t mean you didn’t violate your employers code of conduct. the company can do whatever they want.

  16. Regardless of what happened with the woman – the pulling down of the shirt at the parade of which there is NO doubt would qualify under the CBA as a sexual assault (charged or not) and could get him the 6 games on its own.

  17. “All these Pats fans keep bringing up deflategate and calling this karma. Newsflash: the Cowboys had nothing to do with that nonsense. And as a Cowboys fan I was actually on Brady’s side on that one. Y’all can stop the whining, you won!”.

    Jim, YOU might have been on Brady’s side but the Cowboy’s owner certainly wasn’t. Any satisfaction Pats fans are getting from another example of Goodell’s “industrial justice” is focused on Jerry Jones and not Cowboy fans. We actually sympathize with those true fans of the team (except of course those who wallowed in the injustice known as “defamegate.

    BTW- No one, even Cowboy fans, deny that Eliot grabbed a stranger’s breast and exposed it in public at a parade. Isn’t that an example of assault that should have caused at least some kind of suspension? Just wondering what you’d feel about that if it had been your girl or wife?????

  18. Patfanken: I don’t condone what Zeke did at that party. That wasn’t why he was suspended however. The NFL interviewed that woman, so if there was something there beyond a young man acting a fool at a party, I imagine they’d have heard it.

    My problem is he was suspended over a domestic violence allegation he wasn’t charged or arrested for, in which there are serious questions in terms of the accuser’s honesty, and wherein the NFL claims they have evidence nobody else has. The same NFL that stretched the truth or outright made stuff up for deflategate and other “investigations.” The same NFL that suspended a NY Giant for only 1 game even though he ADMITTED to domestic violence. Simply put, the NFL has no credibility in this arena, and since they’re the only ones making these claims, I’ll withhold judgement on Zeke.

  19. redlikethepig says:

    It’s a workplace issue … not a court of laW. There are no evidentiary rules. It doesn’t have to be a crime.
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    The only problem with that in this case is………………..

    “For example, both the Columbus Prosecutor’s office as well as the NFL investigators expressly concluded and conveyed to our office (and others) that the accuser was lying about an alleged July 22, 2016 incident whereby she accused Mr. Elliott of pulling her out of her car and assaulting her. An allegation that was ultimately undermined by her own friend’s affidavit which stated that no such assault occurred. The affidavit also outlined the accuser’s plan to orchestrate a story to police in order to corroborate her false allegation of assault.”

  20. teal379 says:

    Regardless of what happened with the woman – the pulling down of the shirt at the parade of which there is NO doubt would qualify under the CBA as a sexual assault
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    The only problem with that is the girl motioned him to do it, we saw her do it on video, then partied with him afterwards. So that kind of kills your “sexual assault” claim.

  21. So now TMZ has pics of her bruised up and the 911 call – but hey, Zeke is innocent because Goodell is an idiot?

    Riiiiiight.

  22. Where to start? This ain’t a courtroom, but a collectively bargained process that doesn’t adhere to the legal evidentiary standards and thresholds this guy complains about. More important, every decision made by any fact finder in the history of the world — whether it’s a judge, arbitrator or Judge Judy — renders a decision that draws “conclusions” based on their perception of the evidence. As a consequence, damn near every lawyer that’s complained about a fact finder’s decision has made the same post-decision losers complaints that this attorney has. Someone independent viewed the facts differently — he’s gotta live with it.

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