Ezekiel Elliott to meet with the Commissioner on Tuesday

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Tyreek Hill has yet to be summoned to the principal’s office. Ezekiel Elliott is headed there tomorrow.

Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports that Elliott will meet with Goodell on Tuesday. Elliott has once again landed on the league’s radar screen in the aftermath of an incident at a Las Vegas music festival, where Elliott had a confrontation that resulted in a security guard falling, possibly with a nudge/shove/elbow from Elliott.

As a prior offender under the league’s Personal Conduct Policy, Elliott faces enhanced penalties, if the league concludes that he committed another violation. In 2017, the NFL suspended Elliott six games in the aftermath of an allegation of domestic violence for which he was never arrested, charged, or even sued in civil court.

It was, frankly, a Keystone Cops investigation and a kangaroo court proceeding, with one of the investigators recommending no suspension and having her voice thereafter frozen out of the process. But that doesn’t change the end result — the league suspended Elliott, and he served the six games. If he violates the policy again, he’s a repeat offender, period.

Then there’s the fact that Elliott fought the issue in court, successfully obtaining an order that delayed the start of the suspension. Even though Big Shield ultimately won, Elliott made the mistake of tugging on Superman’s cape. Throw in the fact that the incident sparked a failed effort by Cowboys owner Jerry Jones (with an assist from Papa John) to topple Goodell, and the Commissioner’s revenge could be a dish served colder than a refrigerated slice of John Schnatter’s signature product.

Still, whatever Goodell does now to Elliott (along with what Goodell did two years ago) rightfully will be compared to whatever Goodell does to Hill. And if there’s a disparity between the outcomes, fans of the Cowboys and of Elliott will have good cause to react badly.

43 responses to “Ezekiel Elliott to meet with the Commissioner on Tuesday

  1. Of course, this commissioner will place Elliot on suspension. It’s what he does, with no attempt at even handedness or fairness. The different levels of punishment meted out by the league are mind boggling. It will be really interesting to see what happens the next time a player on the Giants is accused of some wrong doing and is sent to bed without his supper again. Different accountability for different organizations.

  2. Cowboys deserve a “make-up” call after how badly the league botched his previous suspension.

  3. Heck, the league can “enhance” the penalty by 200%. What’s 200% of zero, the proper level of punishment for this especially minor incident? Still zero. If I were the commish, I would use this to tighten the standards for future incidents for Elliot, but it doesn’t make sense to bring a hammer down on this one. The idea behind “enhanced” penalties is if Elliot were to commit another offense of major substance (although “another” implies that the first was more proven than it really was), he would receive a firmer penalty, not that he suddenly would have a lower bar in terms of what counts as an incident. If the league wants to lower that bar, it should give him this one “minor” incident failing before opening him up to a much higher standard of behavior than that of other NFL players.

  4. “It was, frankly, a Keystone Cops investigation and a kangaroo court proceeding, with one of the investigators recommending no suspension and having her voice thereafter frozen out of the process.”

    Well said, sir.

    Roger Goodell has positively no shame. He is a bad person in a powerful position, and that is never a good thing.

  5. Zeke deserves to be suspended for at least 10 games this time.
    Tyreke Hill should get no suspension at all

  6. tylawspick6 says:
    July 1, 2019 at 10:00 am
    Brady was framed.

    All about the optics and popularity for Goodell.
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    Then why did Brady smash the cell phone?

  7. He’s an idiot, and has no clue how to behave. He deserves some more punishment, and maybe its time for him to grow up.
    Tyreek Hill deserves suspension also, his young son has a broken arm.

  8. Whatever happened to the case against Michael Bennett, who was accused of shoving an elderly security guard inside the stadium in Houston after New England won the Supre Bowl?

    One suggestion: Convince another team that Elliott is going to help you win a SB and get them to trade mulitple first round draft picks for him, similar to the way the Cowboys traded Herschel Walker to Minnesota.

  9. This has to be a major issue for the next CBA. There needs to be an independent, 3rd-party panel created to hand out discipline, and it must have a specific set of rules to follow. The way Goodell has acted, as a childish dictator, towards players and teams regarding “discipline” is beyond ridiculous. He has proven he has no business making these decisions. He has zero credibility with the public nor the players.

  10. Elliott will be suspended for a few games, but they’ll be fine because they have Prescott at the helm.

    And Prescott will once again flounder out there without Elliott, unable to drive down the field and score.

    And Jerry will pay Prescott a fortune nonetheless.

  11. unclebluck says:
    July 1, 2019 at 10:30 am
    tylawspick6 says:
    July 1, 2019 at 10:00 am
    Brady was framed.

    All about the optics and popularity for Goodell.
    —————————————-
    Then why did Brady smash the cell phone?
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    He got a new cell phone, and provided all dat from previous one as stated in report. But Smashed cell phone sells now doesn’t jr

  12. As a Redskins fan, part of me would love to see Elliott suspended. I seriously doubt that will happen because this is not even a close call: There is just no way Elliott deserves suspension for this. He tends to be reckless so a warning and perhaps a fine. If Hill, on the other hand, is not suspended for at least 6-8 games we should all be outraged. One more incident like that and he should be permanently bounced out of the league.

  13. “Whatever happened to the case against Michael Bennett, who was accused of shoving an elderly security guard inside the stadium in Houston after New England won the Super Bowl?”

    The prosecutor found no cause or evidence that Bennett did so and dropped the charges.

  14. Its not punishment. It should be discipline. There is a difference. Punishment is what it says. Discipline is meant to correct and should be progressive by nature. 8 games is progressive.

  15. EE hasn’t learned his lesson and continues to go out of his way to embarrass his employers aka the Dallas Cowboys and the NFL.
    He needs to be taught a lesson, one that will stick.
    Ban him for an entire year for being stupid.
    Also, charge him for the PR costs of dealing with the mess that he, Elliott, created.

  16. this tells me that getting to the bottom of Zeke essentially ice grilling a large man is a higher priority then getting to the bottom of an employee who may have viciously assaulted a small child.

  17. 1phillyphan says:
    July 1, 2019 at 1:03 pm
    Its not punishment. It should be discipline. There is a difference. Punishment is what it says. Discipline is meant to correct and should be progressive by nature. 8 games is progressive.

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    I get where you’re coming from….a Zeke suspension is the only hope your team has of getting a split vs Dallas

  18. I have not seen any film to base an opinion on. But if I had to guess, I would guess there is some kind of suspension. Mara will pull the strings and the puppet will do as told.

  19. Unlike the previous incident that he was suspended for, there is actually videotape of this incident and there’s nothing on video that warrants anymore than a talk with Goodell. Anything else would be plain stupid and egregious which I know is not beyond Goodell.

  20. @toast, I also see a split with Dallas but not because I think Dallas is as good. Its because of the rivalry. Philly improved way more then Dallas did.

  21. I wonder if they get to watch goodell throw the dart at the board to see how many games suspended? everything is so inconsistent that im sure this is how its determined.

  22. No matter the perspective, I don’t see how a 19 year old “security officer” taking a flop is a suspendable offense.

  23. Are you all sure it isn’t just a social visit?

    P.S. on the Brady “smashed phone” BS – Brady offered his phone logs which is exactly what was accepted in Zeke’s last case and accepted in EVERY other player’s case because CBA protects players’ phones. But Goodell spun what the salty mountain of hate wanted to hear.

  24. So, Zeke was railroaded and Tyreek is guilty as sin, but the league and the Chefs are playing games with “justice”. No wonder you don’t “practice” law…………………….geez

  25. Elliot should get two games for the shove and confrontation coupled with his other questionable, previous behavior on video (not the domestic violence…that was obviously bogus). Hill should get either a year or an indefinite suspension with ability to be reinstated only after intense counseling with certifiable progress being made.

  26. Look Boys fans. I dont think EE should’ve been suspended last time ( nor should TB12 have been suspended. But, by rules of discipline should always be progressive. 8 games is the next step.

  27. It’s interesting. The SAME guys keep getting the spotlight shined on them. Is Elliott really the victim here? I don’t think so………

  28. It is Time for “Class Action” Lawsuits from us Fans! – The NFL Commissioner is a Joke! – Lets Hit’em in the Pocket which includes Owners! – We Fans are paying top dollar for a Poor Product and Poor Leadership! – NFL is a Joke! …If no lawsuits then at least “Boycott” the NFL Season!

  29. Zeke should be happy as heck for that security guard & being suspended only 8 games. Because that security guard stopped Elliot from doing something much much worse with that girl he was harassing & it would’ve been on tape forever. He should thank that security guard daily. For the rest of his life.

  30. @ harrisonhits2 says:

    “Whatever happened to the case against Michael Bennett, who was accused of shoving an elderly security guard inside the stadium in Houston after New England won the Super Bowl?”

    The prosecutor found no cause or evidence that Bennett did so and dropped the charges.

    This doesn’t mean a civil suit won’t come out of the Bennett incident. Multiple witnesses confirmed it was Benett. Remember, Elliott’s charges were dropped by the Cleveland PD, but that didn’t matter to Bozo Goodell. Goodell does what Goodell wants to do. It doesn’t matter what has transpired on the legal front. Roger has been grossly overpaid to be the final say in what punishment the league will give out.

  31. 1 – Hill deserves at least an 8 game suspension for what he did to his young son and the way he terrorized that boy’s mother. Regardless of whether the woman involved wants to point the finger or not, same as Elliot’s prior suspension.

    2 – Elliot deserves another suspension, at least 3 games and maybe 4. He was involved in a physical altercation with a security guard, and that young man’s job is to control the behavior of the guests in attendance. It was on film, enough for the police to cuff him and the young man in the incident has requested a sincere apology. Elliot is under a disciplinary microscope and this is not the same as a player without a previous incident.

    3 – Hunt’s apparent incident at a bar was, by the police officer’s account, not provoked by Hunt. The officer is recorded saying “I saw him push you” to Hunt, meaning Hunt was not the aggressor. He should be informally spoken to by the league to be told, “hey, stupid, stay out of environments wherein you could be pulled into a future incident”.

    I will say this, I think all three of these punks (Hill, Elliot and Hunt) are nothing but trash from a humanitarian vantage and I honestly think all three should be banned from participating in the NFL. No doubt they would be behind bars within a year of banishment. Unfortunately the NFL and NFLPA have put in place a framework of discipline that allows these animals to continue to play in the NFL because they have a unique skill set, despite the obvious and egregious flaws as human beings . . . they can not control their rage and make only passing attempts to do so.

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