Jerry Jones promises “more news” on Ezekiel Elliott

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Cowboys owner Jerry Jones doesn’t say much (relatively speaking) when it comes to running back Ezekiel Elliott‘s ongoing suspension situation. He usually says he’s got nothing to say, before saying plenty.

“I don’t want to make the comment, and I know y’all can imagine with all that we have flying around the courtrooms and the basic hearing rooms,” Jones said when asked about Elliott during his Tuesday visit with 105.3 The Fan in Dallas. “That would be one I’d pass on this morning. I’ll have more news for you as we get into the week.”

Jones also was asked whether he expects a decision on Tuesday.

“I don’t know,” he said. “I can give you reasons. We spent time on this the last few days. Timing, as it turns out, is a pretty critical component here in terms of the ambiguity for lack of a better word. There’s a lot of things that impact availability relative to timing both places at the hearing and the court level. And I know — I’m just being redundant with what you guys know — but I really, when you really think hard about it, you don’t know timing wise. But a lot clears up over the next 24 to 36 hours.”

Jones also made reference once again to his concerns with the league’s decision to trump the criminal justice system and conduct its own investigations regarding allegations of misconduct.

“Two years ago or a year and a half ago Zeke wouldn’t even be involved with the issue of domestic violence as far as the NFL’s concerned,” Jones said. “And so just think about that one. When you get into definitions, I don’t want to in any way look like to go light on the gravity of the situation and the victim, but we all can see that trying to figure out victims in these ‘he said, she said’ things are tough.”

Jones probably meant to say three years ago. That’s when the Ray Rice case nearly brought down the house, and when the league decided to no longer follow the lead of the court system. Pre-Rice, a player who wasn’t arrested or charged faced no scrutiny at all. Now, the league will conduct its own investigation, with a reduced standard of proof and (based on Elliott’s case) deeply flawed and unfair procedures.

UPDATE 12:33 p.m. ET: A prior version of this post, based on a transcript of Jones’ appearance that was circulated to Cowboys beat writers, indicated that Jones said he would have “good news,” not “more news.” Jones actually said “more news.” His comments are still news, just not as big of news as they would have been if he’d said “good news.”

45 responses to “Jerry Jones promises “more news” on Ezekiel Elliott

  1. If “Zeke” were smart about his interactions with women, we would not be having this talk; however, that seems not to be the case.

  2. “Jones probably meant to say three years ago. ”

    No, He is alluding to the fact that if this had happened pre-draft, then the NFL wouldn’t care at all (see Tyreek Hill).

  3. If the suspension were eliminated entirely it would be the lock down absolute proof that the league is rigged and there would be no point in ever watching another game, unless you’re a “wrestling” fan who doesn’t care that it’s scripted. It’s not about did he did or did he didn’t do what they say. it’s about the absolutely capricious nature of the league handing out random punishment with no regard whatsoever for truth and accuracy.

  4. “Pre-Rice, a player who wasn’t arrested or charged faced no scrutiny at all.”

    * cough cough* Ben Roethlisberger *cough cough*

  5. Not trying to be critical, just helpful. but Jones never said “I’ll have good news”…
    his exact quote was “I’ll have more news for you as we get into the week”. The ‘good’
    implies that he knows something, but he never says ‘good’. Again, just trying to help.

  6. mmack66 says:
    September 5, 2017 at 11:40 am
    I guess that means Roger is out as commissioner.
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    Just signed 5 year extension..

    He isnt going anywhere

  7. bernieknowsfootball says:
    September 5, 2017 at 11:35 am

    Just like all the players that are above the law in this league – throw them all out !!!
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    It would be better to throw out the commissioner who thinks he is above the law.

  8. The girl sent a text to her friend stating she got beat up in a bar fight and planned to pin it on Elliot. Case closed.

  9. “Just like all the players that above the law in this league – throw them all out”.

    Oh boy, another brainwashed lemming who buys the NFL’s line of protecting the shield, with the accompanying misinformation that players commit crimes at a higher rate than the general public. Tell us, how will your life be improved by “throw[ing] them all out”?

  10. The grain of salt in this one being that he promised Zeke wouldn’t get any suspension at all the last time.

  11. Yep. All you ‘Boys fans can put your support behind that loser Zeke all you like. Sooner or later he will let you down. Hard. You think he just stopped doing hard drugs once he left college? You think he’s stopping his partying and childish ways? You think his incredibly loose interpretations of what is right and wrong will lead him to be the role model you so desparetely want him to be?

    Guy is a grade A scum bag. Yes, the NFL has completely botched this investigation. But that doesn’t mean Zeke is on the right side of history here.

  12. “You think his incredibly loose interpretations of what is right and wrong will lead him to be the role model you so desperately want him to be?”.

    Well, that settles it. We will all adhere to your divinely inspired interpretation of what is right and wrong.

  13. Let me guess Jerrahs good buddy Henderson will take the suspension away!! If Jerrah gets his suspension overturned no one will be surprised!!! Mark my words this scumbag Zeke will be in the headlines again at some point in his career and not for the right reasons!!! Any scumbag that hits a woman does not change!!! A leopard does not change his spots. Of course Jerrah will always have his back as long as keeps putting up the numbers!!! SICKENING!!

  14. Of course, many are familiar with Jerry’s unique, southern way of explaining things. Previous citations may include some glory hole, or circumcising a mosquito. A competing local DFW radio station (96.7) does a ‘fake Jerry’ each week on their radio show. If you’re not in the area and unfamiliar, check it out. It’s pretty funny stuff. There are archives on their website. Just search ‘fake Jerry’ and it’ll be the first result.

  15. steeldominance says: September 5, 2017 at 11:46 am

    “Pre-Rice, a player who wasn’t arrested or charged faced no scrutiny at all.”
    * cough cough* Ben Roethlisberger *cough cough*

    ‘cept for that whole Police Officer being fired for not taking her rape report even semi-seriously

  16. Well Jerry, you led the push for Brady’s punishment. The out come was set in Federal Court that the commissioner can suspend whom ever he wants for whatever reason he wants. Deal with it…

  17. Lemmy Aksyadis says:
    September 5, 2017 at 11:44 am
    If the suspension were eliminated entirely it would be the lock down absolute proof that the league is rigged and there would be no point in ever watching another game, unless you’re a “wrestling” fan who doesn’t care that it’s scripted.
    ====================================
    A la John Mara

  18. I just wonder how much justice JJ will be able to purchase? Elliott only screwed up roughly 6 times, before first hearing?

  19. “Brady gets 4 games for deflated footballs.”

    He got 4 games for destroying evidence about deflated footballs.

  20. Look at all the things Zeke did while he was under investigation …. he might of gotten away with it in college …. But this is not college.

  21. redlikethepig says:
    September 5, 2017 at 1:07 pm

    He got 4 games for destroying evidence about deflated footballs.
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    He got 4 games for maybe being generally aware that two other guys might have been involved in a scheme to deflate footballs.

    The phone nonsense didn’t come about until after his appeal hearing, when Roger chose to lie about it.

  22. Lemmy Aksyadis says:
    September 5, 2017 at 11:44 am
    If the suspension were eliminated entirely it would be the lock down absolute proof that the league is rigged

    We all know the league is rigged, has been for a while now.. that’s another reason for declining ratings

  23. GM comparisons:
    Belichick: “No comment.”
    Coughlin: “I’ve nothing to say, and I’m not explaining why.”
    Jerrah: “I don’t want to make the comment…[followed by the usual 3 paragraphs of promoting his own opinions in the absence of certainty].”

  24. redlikethepig says:
    September 5, 2017 at 1:07 pm
    [Brady] got 4 games for destroying evidence about deflated footballs.
    —————————
    What evidence did he destroy? The phone? – firstly, Wells never asked for it and secondly he offered his phone logs instead of his phone just the same as Zeke did, but while Zeke’s were quietly accepted Brady’s were refused and Fraudger falsely accused him of not co-operating. But more importantly, without unnatural deflation there can be no scheme to hide. The only evidence destroyed was the NFL destroying the guages involved and hiding the psi data gathered in 2015.

  25. Lemmy Aksyadis says:
    September 5, 2017 at 11:44 am

    If the suspension were eliminated entirely it would be the lock down absolute proof that the league is rigged
    ——————

    Quite frankly, it looks more rigged with the 6-game suspension, what with the suppression of the evidence gathered by the lead investigator, and having a diehard Giants fan so involved in the process.

  26. redlikethepig says:
    September 5, 2017 at 1:07 pm

    “Brady gets 4 games for deflated footballs.”
    He got 4 games for destroying evidence about deflated footballs.
    *******************************************************************************************
    What evidence did Brady destroy? Are you talking about the printouts from his phone company that he submitted at his appeal hearing that Fraudger ignored?

  27. Living in NY, I never thought I’d dislike an owner of a sports team more than I disliked George Steinbrenner. But Jerruh Jones actually nauseates me more than George did.

  28. dirtdawg53 says:
    September 5, 2017 at 12:05 pm
    Yep. All you ‘Boys fans can put your support behind that loser Zeke all you like. Sooner or later he will let you down. Hard. You think he just stopped doing hard drugs once he left college? You think he’s stopping his partying and childish ways? You think his incredibly loose interpretations of what is right and wrong will lead him to be the role model you so desparetely want him to be?

    Guy is a grade A scum bag. Yes, the NFL has completely botched this investigation. But that doesn’t mean Zeke is on the right side of history here.
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    From a life-long Cowboys fan … I am NOT looking for Zeke to be a role model, I am not looking for him to stop his partying ways, and I don’t care about his personal habits. All I want Zeke to do is to play football and help my Boys win another Super Bowl. If he commits a crime, let the police send him to jail.

    This is a game. Zeke gets paid to PLAY A GAME..period. It’s his job. Anything other than that doesn’t matter to me as a fan of a football team. Oh, and if parents allow their children to look up to a sports player as a role model, then personally, those parents need help in parenting.

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