League doesn’t find that Ezekiel Elliott failed to cooperate with investigation

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When someone from the league office leaked to Cris Carter details about Ezekiel Elliott‘s looming suspension, Carter was told about “information that he had been advised possibly to give up, that was destroyed.”

That’s not quite how it came out in the final decision.

The letter from the NFL to Elliott addresses the issue with one sentence: “Finally, while there are some questions with respect to the completeness of your cooperation with the investigation, the Commissioner has not found a violation of the Policy based on your lack of cooperation and no discipline will be imposed on that basis.”

If the league believed Elliott had destroyed evidence — and if the league could prove it — Elliott surely would have been punished separately for that. As it stands, he received a six-game suspension only for the injuries he allegedly inflicted on Tiffany Thompson over a period of five days in July 2016.

30 responses to “League doesn’t find that Ezekiel Elliott failed to cooperate with investigation

  1. 4rings4brady says:
    August 11, 2017 at 1:09 pm
    Is one of the by-products of the Brady debacle that players now have to cooperate with any investigation?
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    Noting new there. Favre was fined a whole $50k for ‘not cooperating.’

  2. A lot of conclusion jumping going on right now without the benefit of seeing the results of the investigation, which I’m sure will address issues other than the multiple accusations by his ex-girlfriend (ie, the bar fight, lifting up the woman’s shirt, etc).

  3. “Finally, while there are some questions with respect to the completeness of your cooperation with the investigation, the Commissioner has not found a violation of the Policy based on your lack of cooperation and no discipline will be imposed on that basis.”
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    Amazing how someone with as low a character as Goodell can say this with a straight face. A true pot calling the kettle black. Goodell gets to lie, manipulate, fabricate, etc. yet calls someone out about not completely cooperating.

  4. Anyone listen to that press conference by nfl? Yikes, how do they have their jobs? Or better question is how will they retain their jobs when the lawsuits are announced.

  5. bobthebillsfan says:
    August 11, 2017 at 1:17 pm
    Mara 1, Jones 0

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    Big time. No way Jerruh is going to stand for this. Josh Brown gets 1 game. I guess we know who actually runs the NFL.

  6. Any good lawyer will talk with his client about whether you can fight it and what your realistic chances are, but also whether it is smart to fight it. I’m not sure it is smart to fight this one. A prolonged process with a very uncertain outcome will take focus from the field, will serve to keep the negative publicity in the public eye, and may not end up changing a thing. Maybe serving 6 games in September and October and keeping your mouth shut is the best option.

  7. It’s telling how virtually none of the snarky comments here evoke an ounce of compassion for the victim. At the end of the day; the NFL didn’t make up the charges. You can question their investigation methods and the sentence, but to ignore that someone’s daughter was put through anything that required this in the first place is a testament to how the vast majority of folks here hide behind your computers uttering things your own mother, wives, girlfriends partner (well… those of you who actually have wives, girlfriends or partners) would admonish you for! Shame on all of you! Get a clue, a life and a date!

  8. daysend564 says:
    August 11, 2017 at 1:52 pm
    Has the statute of limitations run out on Jerry’s ability to sue the league for this and their salary cap situation a few years back?

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    First of all, the owners made a pact to not surge past a certain number to avoid losing leverage in the CBA talks and how the cap would be structured and which years they’d spike, after they finalized a starting number based on total projected NFL revenues, through 2020.

    Snyder and Jones made their own bed with the 29 other onwers on that one. Weakening their hand going into the Lockout of 2011, was stupid, not that it was truly weakened.

    Snyder and Jones thumbed their noses at their colleagues and they ended up paying for it, as they should.

  9. sbc2556 says:
    August 11, 2017 at 2:10 pm
    It’s telling how virtually none of the snarky comments here evoke an ounce of compassion for the victim. At the end of the day; the NFL didn’t make up the charges. You can question their investigation methods and the sentence, but to ignore that someone’s daughter was put through anything that required this in the first place is a testament to how the vast majority of folks here hide behind your computers uttering things your own mother, wives, girlfriends partner (well… those of you who actually have wives, girlfriends or partners) would admonish you for! Shame on all of you! Get a clue, a life and a date!

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    Why did Goodell try to protect Ray Rice? I know the answer…Do you?

  10. For those who hate the NFL and the office for doing this, remember that the players agreed to this in the CBA. If anything, they should be mad at their union or themselves for agreeing to this. I have no idea if Zeke did any of this, but it appears they have photographs. If Zeke were to appeal, I wonder how soon after that the photos would be “leaked.”

  11. bobthebillsfan says:
    August 11, 2017 at 1:17 pm
    Mara 1, Jones 0

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    Mara 2, Jones 0 (dont forget he cried about Dallas and Washington violating the “spirit” of the uncapped year, Dallas was hit with the $10 reduction in cap space)

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