Jerry Jones: Ezekiel Elliott paid most punishment I have seen for what he did

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Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott has had a quiet offseason, much to the team’s relief.

Elliott made several unsavory headlines since the Cowboys drafted him in the first round in 2016. He ended up serving a six-game suspension last season for alleged domestic violence.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was outspoken in his support of Elliott, insisting the punishment was unfair. Other NFL owners now are asking Jones to pay the legal fees the league incurred during Elliott’s appeal after the Cowboys’ general counsel issued an affidavit in support of Elliott, who was not arrested or charged.

Jones, who meets with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Monday, has doubled down, maintaining Elliott did nothing to warrant a suspension. At the same time, Jones said the punishment will serve as a guidepost for Elliott.

“He’s paid the most level of punishment that I’ve seen for what he did,” Jones said, via Kate Hairopoulos of the Dallas Morning News. “So he’s done that. That would make any of us cognizant of the fact that you have serious accountability for any situation that you get into.

“. . . And it’s costly, and it’s certainly cost him. It’s cost him. So he’s smart; he is smart. And so we should have every reason to believe that that will be a constant reminder when you’re making decisions. I think that’s the case.”

34 responses to “Jerry Jones: Ezekiel Elliott paid most punishment I have seen for what he did

  1. That maybe true that he paid the most, if you don’t count Paul Horning, Alex Karras, Big Ben, Brady, Josh Gordon, Peterson, Sean Payton, and a few others.

  2. Considering he grabbed a woman in public by the breasts, that sexual predator should be banned for life from the NFL. He paid virtually no price for being a slimeball even if he was NEVER punished for the above situation.

  3. That’s rich , considering TB12 was suspended because the NFL didn’t know cold weather causes footballs to lose pressure. Yet Jerrry had no issue with TB12 getting suspended despite the NFL admitting in Federal Court they had no evidence!
    What goes around comes around.

  4. Everybody whines when their guy gets busted. Everybody blames the cop when they get a speeding ticket. Everyone blames the refs when they lose. Everybody blames the commissioner when they get caught. My advice to everyone is don’t break the rules. You’ll probably get away with it most of the time, but sometimes you get caught. Most of the time when you get busted for something, you’ve actually gotten away with much more. Quit whining.

  5. pointtwopsiistheissue says:
    March 4, 2018 at 3:03 pm
    That’s rich , considering TB12 was suspended because the NFL didn’t know cold weather causes footballs to lose pressure. Yet Jerrry had no issue with TB12 getting suspended despite the NFL admitting in Federal Court they had no evidence!
    What goes around comes around.
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    Uhhhh, look up the game time temp for this game. Unseasonably warm near 50 degrees. Highly highly doubt that temp effected your sacred balls.

  6. It’s funny how Jerry always preaches things like “fairness” and “zero tolerance” in-between things like signing Greg Hardy and blindly defending every shady act a player with a star on his helmet performs.

    Remember when Lucky Whitehead was proven to be falsely accused and Jerry still stood by his decision to cut him over it? I guess your ability to contribute on the field decides how much Jerry will defend your “character”.

    What a phony hypocrite this guy is.

  7. At what point do we take away Jerry’s driver license and send grandpa off to a “retirement community”

  8. jackedupboonie says:
    March 4, 2018 at 3:23 pm Uhhhh, look up the game time temp for this game. Unseasonably warm near 50 degrees. Highly highly doubt that temp effected your sacred balls.
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    When a ball is inflated in a room that’s 70-75 degrees and then taken outside where the temperature is 15-20 degrees cooler the air pressure goes DOWN…Look it up, it’s grade school science. Even here in South Florida when it gets into the 40’s and 50’s my dashboard indicates that my tires have low air pressure!

  9. eddievortex says:
    March 4, 2018 at 4:03 pm
    jackedupboonie says:
    March 4, 2018 at 3:23 pm Uhhhh, look up the game time temp for this game. Unseasonably warm near 50 degrees. Highly highly doubt that temp effected your sacred balls.
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    When a ball is inflated in a room that’s 70-75 degrees and then taken outside where the temperature is 15-20 degrees cooler the air pressure goes DOWN…Look it up, it’s grade school science. Even here in South Florida when it gets into the 40’s and 50’s my dashboard indicates that my tires have low air pressure

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    I live in Florida also and no, when the temp goes into the 50s the light does not come on geez. Pat fan tears are the best.

  10. I am a Cowboys fan and i am afraid Zeke will still do something dumb in the future even after this suspension, please prove me wrong Zeke..lol!

  11. flviking says:
    March 4, 2018 at 4:22 pm
    eddievortex says:
    March 4, 2018 at 4:03 pm
    jackedupboonie says:
    March 4, 2018 at 3:23 pm Uhhhh, look up the game time temp for this game. Unseasonably warm near 50 degrees. Highly highly doubt that temp effected your sacred balls.
    ___________________________________________________________________________________________
    When a ball is inflated in a room that’s 70-75 degrees and then taken outside where the temperature is 15-20 degrees cooler the air pressure goes DOWN…Look it up, it’s grade school science. Even here in South Florida when it gets into the 40’s and 50’s my dashboard indicates that my tires have low air pressure

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    I live in Florida also and no, when the temp goes into the 50s the light does not come on geez. Pat fan tears are the best.

    This kind of nonsense is why I am about done with the NFL. You don’t have to be a Pats fan to know basic science. It is a wonder why Americans are falling behind countries like China, and the Europeans in subjects like Math, and Science. We are being fed BS and fake science from crap stations like ESPN, and the mainstream media, and other frauds with agendas. I mean, how stupid did the NFL look chasing down Brady and the Patriots over minuscule amounts of air in a ball? What was this, Les Miserable, where the lead cop was chasing down some fugitive over a stolen loaf of bread? What should have been a 3 day “scandal” turned into a 2 year saga for one reason: The NFL’s refusal to accept science, and their insistence on nailing the Patriots as a “makeup” for the league’s screwup for Spygate. Please. Revenge is nice,I guess for the Pats haters, but it is hardly justice.

  12. jackedupboonie says:
    March 4, 2018 at 3:23 pm

    Uhhhh, look up the game time temp for this game. Unseasonably warm near 50 degrees. Highly highly doubt that temp effected your sacred balls.
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    It does when they were inflated in a dry 72 degree environment rather than the wet 50 degree climate outdoors. Physics don’t lie.

  13. flviking says:
    March 4, 2018 at 4:22 pm

    I live in Florida also and no, when the temp goes into the 50s the light does not come on geez. Pat fan tears are the best.
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    I live in San Diego and mine DO when it hits 50.

  14. The Truth says:
    March 4, 2018 at 2:52 pm
    For hitting a woman ? Really Jerry
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    Imagine if he had ACTUALLY hit her rather than her trying to extort him by saying he did?

  15. If Zeke was smart, he wouldn’t have done the things that got him suspended. Plus when all this was going on, there was the story of Zeke supposedly punching out a DJ at a club. Of course the DJ “disappeared” so the cops couldn’t find him to question him. Was it Jerry’s money or Zeke’s money that caused this guy to “disappear” so quickly? Jerry needs to stop coddling these idiots and let these supposed adults take care of themselves.

  16. jackedupboonie says:
    March 4, 2018 at 3:23 pm
    pointtwopsiistheissue says:
    March 4, 2018 at 3:03 pm
    That’s rich , considering TB12 was suspended because the NFL didn’t know cold weather causes footballs to lose pressure. Yet Jerrry had no issue with TB12 getting suspended despite the NFL admitting in Federal Court they had no evidence!
    What goes around comes around.
    ……………………………….
    Uhhhh, look up the game time temp for this game. Unseasonably warm near 50 degrees. Highly highly doubt that temp effected your sacred balls.

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    So what’ was it that affected the Colts balls? Why were they under inflated?

  17. I love people who didn’t read the wells report (or any scientific information)and are commenting on how air pressure is affected by temperature. It must be like a brain surgeon arguing with one of his high school dropout patients about the procedure he is doing

  18. Adrian Peterson getting suspended for 15 games for essentially spanking his boy was far more punishment than any football player has ever received. The fact that he used a switch which was customary for the way he was raised as an African American male growing up in the south was no different than a Caucasian male spanking his child. Because it came on the heels of the NFL screwing up the Ray Rice suspension, AD got thoroughly shafted by good ole Rodge.

  19. Ultraviolet Thunder says:

    Considering he grabbed a woman in public by the breasts, that sexual predator should be banned for life from the NFL.
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    You mean the woman who motioned him to do it (it’s on video) and then partied with him afterwards? Love all the false moral outrage.

  20. It’s been a while since this point has been made so I will say it again in no uncertain terms:

    This site would go bankrupt if it weren’t for the Dallas Cowboys and in particular, Jerry Jones. Any utterance he makes turns into a story. His weekly radio guest spot is mined for content. The hits on Dallas threads has to be higher than any other, as evidenced by the amount of comments on each one.

    3 stories on the front page on a day the NFL combine wraps up and that’s just today. Yesterday’s stories were different. Your team would be lucky to get 3 stories in a week if it was a perennial playoff contender, 3 in a month if you aren’t.

  21. Man, Pats fans never stop crying and whining do they?

    Come on cheater TB12, show us the text to the guy named deflator on your phone to prove us all wrong and all the blind homers right. Oh wait

  22. OMG all the crybabys that don’t think Brady had the balls deflated are just dillusional. Don’t try to pop pull that PSI tempature crap. It doesn’t fluctuate that much in fact a 40 degree change in tempature wouldn’t even adjust ball pressure that quickly. Brady had his balls deflated by a guy nicknamed the deflator. You guys crack me up calling it science trying to school people on here when you have no clue what you are talking about. Patriots have been cheating ever since BB took them over.

  23. “He’s [Elliot] paid the most level of punishment that I’ve seen for what he did,” Jones said. Left unsaid was “If he was on the Giants, he would have missed one game.”

  24. If the kid would have just fessed up from the get go they would have never had this issue. And Jerry wouldn’t be getting sued for the $2+ million the NFL spent on all the legal bills on Elliot and your failed coup.

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