Malcolm Jenkins sides with Ezekiel Elliott in battle with NFL

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Eagles fans would love to see Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott serve his six-game suspension, but Philadelphia safety Malcolm Jenkins feels otherwise.

Jenkins, who, like Elliott, attended Ohio State, serves as the players’ union representative for the Eagles.

“I never want to see anybody going through what Zeke is going through, especially when there are no charges against him,” Jenkins said, via
Bob Brookover of the Philadelphia Daily News. “I don’t understand that.”

The Cowboys, who trail the Eagles by 2 1/2 games, play Philadelphia twice the final seven weeks, so Elliott will miss only one of the two games against the Eagles if he has to serve a suspension this season.

Elliott, so far, has avoided league punishment with legal rulings in his favor. He is expected to return to court again next week after getting an administrative stay Friday, allowing him to play against the Chiefs on Sunday. The Cowboys and Eagles play for the first time this season on Nov. 19.

“Being in his division, you’re like, ‘Hey, it obviously helps us,’ but I want to go against their best players,” Jenkins said. “There’s no doubt he’s a huge piece of what they do offensively and why that team has had success. That’s not to say they can’t have success without him, but he’s a huge chunk.

“We don’t really have a player on our offense that we can compare to him besides Carson Wentz. Backs like Zeke, there are not many like that in the league. He is special, so to lose that would be detrimental to any team.”

Jenkins agrees with Cowboys owner Jerry Jones’ assessment that Elliott is paying for the NFL’s mishandling of the Ray Rice case.

“I think it’s because [the NFL] has now made a blanket statement when it comes to domestic violence and sexual assault,” Jenkins said. “Most of that is reactionary to the Ray Rice situation because that started with two games and then there was a huge uproar once the video came out and we have to be stronger. In doing that, there is collateral damage, and that damage is when you have guys that are in this gray area, and they get put into the blanket statement when they probably don’t need to be.”

22 responses to “Malcolm Jenkins sides with Ezekiel Elliott in battle with NFL

  1. Malcolm Jenkins should stick to football. Anyone with money can beat the legal system that doesn’t mean the crap they are getting in to isn’t tarnishing the look of their employer. Just because there isn’t enough evidence to convict someone does t mean a crime didn’t happen.

  2. Malcolm Jenkins should stick to football. Anyone with money can beat the legal system that doesn’t mean the crap they are getting in to isn’t tarnishing the look of their employer. Just because there isn’t enough evidence to convict someone does t mean a crime didn’t happen. #suspendzeke

  3. In doing that, there is collateral damage, and that damage is when you have guys that are in this gray area
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    Elliot isn’t even in a gray area. The accusers text messages completely exonerate him.

  4. What a surprise!
    A player siding with another player.
    Has a player ever not sided with one of their own?

  5. When you have to explain to your grandkids in the future why the NFL no longer exists, all you need to say is “the union”.

  6. Eagles fan who would love to see Elliot suspended. However, I do understand where Elliot is coming from and admire Jenkins for sticking up for him. Malcolm Jenkins has been an unbelievable member of the Philadelphia community and does a ton for underserved children. Also rather than blindly protesting an anthem, he man’s up and heads to Washington to address political issues. The NFL and this country could use more people like him and less people like Ezekiel Elliot. This country is not perfect, good for him to try making it a little better.

  7. Given the the other mischief that elliot has gotten into since joining the league, he likely is guilty of some thing in the past that he has not been punished for. See–it all evens out.

  8. “We don’t really have a player on our offense that we can compare to him besides Carson Wentz.”

    I’m sure the guys on the Eagles offense are glad to know they’re just OK in Malcolm’s eyes.

  9. If the the league had incriminating evidence that the criminal investigators or D.A.’s office failed to gather, you would think something would be leaked to sway public perception in their favor, like how the Greg Hardy photos magically appeared out of no where..

    There’s nothing but circumstantial evidence at best, and the league knows it. Its all about pushing their agenda, and an innocent man has to pay for it.

    Hopefully someone’s job is lost for this gross abuse of authority.

  10. Um put the woman beating aside. There is video evidence of him sexually assaulting a girl. So please Malcolm shut up and play football. Zeke is a scumbag who should have been suspended 6 games just for what he did to that girl (Regardless of what she said afterwards, in the moment she clearly was upset about it)

  11. I’m an eagles fan and I don’t agree with the suspension. If the police cleared zeke why can’t the NFL? Oh right, same reason Brady got suspended. Cough, MaraGodell, cough.

    I didn’t speak up when it happened to Brady. Now I feel like it’s just waiting til the eagles feel Godells wrath for some BS reason

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