Elliott’s attorney says NFL should officially close domestic violence investigation

AP

The attorney for Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott said Monday that his client will be cleared by the NFL of any wrongdoing and believes the league hasn’t officially closed its investigation of alleged domestic violence because of scrutiny it received from its handling of the case of former Giants kicker Josh Brown.

In a press release Monday night, attorney Frank Salzano said there’s “a mountain of exculpatory evidence demonstrating Mr. Elliott’s innocence” and that the woman who accused Elliott made “false allegations” against him. Last week, NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said the league was still actively reviewing the issue.

The Columbus, Ohio District Attorney’s office announced in September that it would not pursue charges against Elliott.

“The media has chosen to deflect the recent negative press regarding the NFL’s reported mishandling of several domestic violence matters by focusing on the NFL’s prolonged investigation of Mr. Elliott,” Salzano said. “The NFL’s interview of Mr. Elliott was conducted over four weeks ago and went unreported at the time. As it was then, it still remains a non-story.

“We firmly believe that the NFL should promptly close its investigation which is only open because of their apprehensiveness stemming from the recent scrutiny it has come under for its handling of other domestic violence matters.”

39 responses to “Elliott’s attorney says NFL should officially close domestic violence investigation

  1. Remember, the NFL took 10 months on the Josh Brown investigation and still got it wrong. Neither side should want to rush this. If he did it, you wanted him held accountable. If he didn’t you want him cleared with no suggestion of a cover up.

  2. Over? Some defense attorney telling the NFL something should be over? In the immortal words Bluto Blutarsky, “Over? Did you say “over”? Nothing is over until we decide it is! Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell no!”

  3. jjb0811 says:
    Oct 31, 2016 9:21 PM

    Whatever decision the NFL makes, it’ll be wrong. They’re the Browns of pro sports organizations.

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    Yet you undoubtedly watch one or more NFL games every weekend. Protest with your channel selection. Tell Mrs. jjb0811 I said hello.

  4. Let the police handle this and they did and found nothing. Stop trying to make yourself look like you care about domestic violence when you obviously dont. I’m talking to the NFL and the bandwagon media.

  5. If corrupt Goodell thinks he can use this to take even a small amount of heat off the league he will drag it out for mobths to come.

  6. dude is guilty I saw the photos. Guy is a woman beater. Typical Cowboy. Since he is playing well Cowboy fans will call her a liar but he is guilty

  7. Roger “Integrity”, do what you do best and abuse your power. If anybody complains about it, tell the hypocrites they had your back while you lied about Brady! They don’t care that you didn’t release the PSI info. Those people had your back and so did Mara! Get their cell phones Roger!

  8. There has to be some sort of legal pretense for Elliott to take action against the NFL. The fact that EVERYONE knows this is only “ongoing” because of what happened with Brown make sure it all the more infuriating. Goodell mishandles everything. How is that even possible.

  9. Wait, a man paid to protect the interest’s of his client is saying that his client should not be investigated, thereby rendering the services for which he was paid??? Shocking!!! In other ‘news’, a waiter delivered food, a writer wrote something and TO said something stupid.

  10. The girlfriend probably ran towards Zek’s swinging fist, just like Shayna did to Ray Rice. Watch the video again. Had she not move towards him in the elevator the swing woulda missed.

  11. It seems like only yesterday Cowboys fans thought it was funny when Kommisar Goodell abused his power to stick it to Tom Brady. They aren’t laughing now.

  12. maust1013 says:
    Oct 31, 2016 9:38 PM
    Over? Some defense attorney telling the NFL something should be over? In the immortal words Bluto Blutarsky, “Over? Did you say “over”? Nothing is over until we decide it is! Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell no!”

    It was Japan that bombed Pearl Harbor, not the Germans.

  13. “dude is guilty I saw the photos. Guy is a woman beater. Typical Cowboy. Since he is playing well Cowboy fans will call her a liar but he is guilty”

    You mean the same photos where her knuckles are red from punching herself or someone else?

  14. It’s impossible for the NFL to ever know for sure in these cases. Is the player really a wife beater or is it just a scorned woman?? The NFL needs to get out of the DV business fast. Easiest way to do it? Unfortunately for Elliott but it would be for the NFL to use him as a pawn and suspend him for the rest of the season. Then, when it’s proven the allegations were false, the NFL can justifiably throw up its hands and say, “We’ve been trying but we just can’t do this anymore.” DV is for the justice system, not us. We can’t keep destroying lives and our reputation trying to solve this unsolveable problem. That’s how you strategize. It won’t happen because the league is a clown show.

  15. Ohio State football is such a major presence in Columbus that it makes one question whether a good faith, full investigation took place or if he just got the good ol boy treatment from the PD and all was neatly swept under the rug. Goodell can’t afford to get ANOTHER domestic violence case wrong, so guilty or innocent, he has to leave no stone unturned.

  16. vicksdawgpound says:
    Oct 31, 2016 10:00 PM

    dude is guilty I saw the photos. Guy is a woman beater. Typical Cowboy. Since he is playing well Cowboy fans will call her a liar but he is guilty

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    Did you also see the bar fight she was in? Or the txt messages threatening Elliot with ruin if he broke up with her? Bias is blinding.

  17. maust1013 says:
    Oct 31, 2016 9:38 PM. Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell no!”

    ————
    Did I miss something, when did the Germans bomb Pearl Harbor ?

    In my opinion with the NFL acting as the secret police, I can understand the confusion. In today NFL teams should suspend any player that is under investigation for domestic violance. Rather it be from a beating or mental anguish.

  18. Last thing Goodell needs is lacking support of Mara, Kraft, Jerry Reese, and Jerry Jones.

    With the refs and witch hunts recently it looks like Goodell is getting towards the end of his reign

  19. briang123 says:
    Oct 31, 2016 10:47 PM
    It seems like only yesterday Cowboys fans thought it was funny when Kommisar Goodell abused his power to stick it to Tom Brady. They aren’t laughing now.
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    Actually yes we are laughing.

    And laughing at the same people who said the Cowboys would be the worst team with the worst defense in the NFC this season.

    Elliott won’t miss a game, Roger will drag it out but not enforce anything. Just like deflategate, it’s a PR driven narrative, and they are hoping it will drive ratings.

    That is the reason the story which was out weeks ago, we written again about 4 hours before the Dallas/Eagles kicked off Sunday night

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