Jarvis Landry cleared by the league

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The NFL’s latest investigation into a player who was not charged by authorities for alleged off-field misconduct has resulted in a much more expeditious outcome.

Via Josina Anderson of ESPN, the NFL has determined that there was insufficient evidence to conclude that Dolphins receiver Jarvis Landry committed a violation of the league’s personal conduct policy.

So what’s the difference between Landry’s case and Ezekiel Elliott‘s case? The difference likely could be that, in the latter, the accuser was willing to cooperate with the league. In the former, it’s not clear that there even is an accuser.

It makes it very hard to conclude that credible evidence exists to show a violation if there’s no evidence at all, because the only witness to the incident (apart from a video that was inconclusive at best) is saying nothing.

26 responses to “Jarvis Landry cleared by the league

  1. As a Fins fan, not a chance this woman wasn’t paid to keep her mouth shut! Glad she did because Landry is a play making machine and we need him.

  2. “It makes it very hard to conclude that credible evidence exists to show a violation…”

    …when the player is on a team that belongs to one of Roger’s favorite rubber stamp owners. And it’s not just 345 Park Ave that handles him with kid gloves. Ross was recently hit with the largest allowable civil tax penalty for a charitable deduction scam and not one word about it here or from the other NFL media outlets.

    I’m glad Landry didn’t get railroaded but I remain a bit skeptical as to why.

  3. WOW, this took about two months, yet the investigated Elliott for 14 months? So the difference is that one cooperated and the other one didnt? A player should never be punished for refusing to cooperate in an investigation which may have actual real world legal consequences that could land him in prison. This league needs to get OUT of the business of investigating actual real world felonies, let the authorities handle it, then suspend accordingly.

  4. The league has turned into a steaming pile. No consistency and essentially make things up as it goes along. Not that I am against Landry being cleared (the contrary), it just shows how biased the league is in the Zeke case.

  5. there was no accuser. nothing more here than America sticking it’s nose in somebody’s personal business.

  6. You do not mess with NFL Royalty. Playing for us he is just brilliant, if he was in Green Bay with Mr Relax he would be the greatest receiver that has ever played. A saying Patriot fans like to use springs to mind. GOAT.

  7. Told ya!

    One of the protected teams…With Miami in the hunt the argument for Stephen Ross to Goodell, is that they are in the hunt and right there with the Pats.

  8. The video related to this incident showed absolutely nothing, and the alleged victim is his girlfriend, who denies there was an incident and declined to cooperate with the broward county sheriff’s department.

    It doesn’t mean that something didn’t happen, but there is no conspiracy here, folks.

  9. sportoficionado says:
    October 24, 2017 at 1:26 pm
    Not that I am against Landry being cleared (the contrary), it just shows how biased the league is in the Zeke case.
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    No it shows how biased you are in the ‘Zeke case.’ The two cases are an apples to oranges comparison. In Landry’s case there’s a total absence of any criminal complaint, no physical evidence and not only no victim/accuser but his gf’s statement is it was a verbal argument.

  10. miamatt says:
    October 24, 2017 at 2:36 pm
    The video related to this incident showed absolutely nothing, and the alleged victim is his girlfriend, who denies there was an incident and declined to cooperate with the broward county sheriff’s department.

    It doesn’t mean that something didn’t happen, but there is no conspiracy here, folks.

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    The fact that she is his girlfriend, has a daughter with him and they were involved in a civil case against each other makes it more likely than not (the low threshhold that Goodell used against Ezekiel Elliott) that something happened. I mean the police were involved and had specific accounts of what he used to assault her, according to the USA Today from 8/7/17: “he used hands, fist, feet and teeth”.

    Like it or not, the threshhold has proven to be extremely low depending on where you play. There doesnt have to be an arrest, trial or conviction…..the commissioner only has to ask himself if he thinks the player did it.

  11. Florida state attorney decided not to file charges.
    Estrella Cerqueira, the other person involved with Jarvis, said Landry would never harm her or anyone else in her statement to police.

    Cerqueira, Landry’s ex, claimed there was a “vocal disagreement” about a parenting decision regarding their child.
    A neighbor overreacted and called police.

    Arguments will happen, this escalated to a point where a neighbor was concerned and called police.
    Can’t blame the neighbor for overreacting, as its better to safe than sorry.
    But with no physical abuse – the NFL shouldn’t suspend a player for yelling at each other for basically what turns out to be a loud argument.

  12. charger383 says:
    October 24, 2017 at 2:13 pm

    If no convection in a real court the Football League should stay out of it
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    Not if it means that bozos like Ray Rice and Josh Brown aren’t disciplined. Well, they might be bad examples since the league was too incompetent to properly discipline them, but you know what I mean.

  13. weeteblog says:
    October 24, 2017 at 1:18 pm
    WOW, this took about two months, yet the investigated Elliott for 14 months? So the difference is that one cooperated and the other one didnt? A player should never be punished for refusing to cooperate in an investigation which may have actual real world legal consequences that could land him in prison. This league needs to get OUT of the business of investigating actual real world felonies, let the authorities handle it, then suspend accordingly.

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    I could not disagree more, and it is clear you don’t work for anyone.

    If you work for me, you follow my rules. If one of my rules is you don’t beat up women (and it is, btw) then you don’t beat up women. If you are suspected of it and do not cooperate, I am going to assume you did it and I am going to sanction you according to my organization’s rules, plain and simple.

    It surprises me (not really on PFT) how the focus is on the “fairness” to EE rather than on the crime he likely committed, or the crimes he admits to committing that show a propensity for the behavior he is accused of. The dude has a problem, and he needs to stop having those problems. The game is not bigger than that.

  14. PresidentTrumpIsRightRespectYourCountryAndFlag says:
    October 24, 2017 at 3:06 pm
    More importantly, why did the Patriots have fog machines in and around the stadium on Sunday night to create that haze?
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    So you’ve progressed from fireworks to fog machines now? It won’t be long before you get to weather control satellites. Don’t forget to check your closet for the Evil Hoodie before shutting off the lights at bedtime.

  15. charger383 says:
    October 24, 2017 at 2:13 pm
    If no convection in a real court the Football League should stay out of it.
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    Putting aside jokes about poor air-flow in courtrooms, the trouble with your simplistic approach is that there are clear-cut incidents where miscreants avoid a final conviction by agreeing to various orders, or the miscreant just gets a warning, or where an accusation is withdrawn (often paid off) but for which there is audio/video evidence and yet is not otherwise pursued by the law. Then there are personal conduct issues that the law might not be interested in chasing at all but which doesn’t meet the conduct standards that all players and staffers have to agree to.

  16. miamatt says:
    October 24, 2017 at 2:36 pm
    The video related to this incident showed absolutely nothing, and the alleged victim is his girlfriend, who denies there was an incident and declined to cooperate with the broward county sheriff’s department.

    It doesn’t mean that something didn’t happen, but there is no conspiracy here, folks.

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    why did goodell suspend elliott then?

    are you honestly this daft?

  17. reddzen says:
    October 24, 2017 at 4:28 pm

    If you work for me, you follow my rules. If one of my rules is you don’t beat up women (and it is, btw) then you don’t beat up women. If you are suspected of it and do not cooperate, I am going to assume you did it and I am going to sanction you according to my organization’s rules, plain and simple.
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    See the problem here is that you’re not inclined to believe anything the employee says regardless. Roger Goodell has shown on several occasions that the league’s story will be written to achieve the end result it desires and anything that does not work towards that end or contradicts the desired result is ignored. Ask the New Orleans Saints, Tom Brady, and Ezekiel Elliott.

  18. tylawspick6 says:
    October 24, 2017 at 2:22 pm
    Told ya!

    One of the protected teams…With Miami in the hunt the argument for Stephen Ross to Goodell, is that they are in the hunt and right there with the Pats.
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    You keep saying that? Why? Never heard of Bullygate? Total nonsense and the Dolphins OLine has never been the same going on 4 years. There was NO EVIDENCE against Landry! Perhaps you prefer opinions over facts to convict. My opinion is that the Patriots Cheat every chance they get. So, because “I” said it; it must be true. See my point.

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