NFL likely to investigate incident involving Cowboys’ Ezekiel Elliott
The NFL is likely going to investigate the recent incident involving Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott.
Yahoo Sports’ Charles Robinson (via Pro Football Talk’s Charean Williams) wrote about the development on May 27.
If the video from Las Vegas had involved almost anyone else, no one would have batted an eye. But because it was Ezekiel Elliott bumping a security guard, the NFL likely will review the incident, Charles Robinson of Yahoo.com reports.
The league did not respond to multiple requests for comment from PFT over the past week, but the report comes as no surprise considering the running back’s history.
After a legal battle, Elliott served a six-game suspension in 2017 for violating the league’s personal conduct policy. The NFL informed Elliott then that he could face further discipline for additional contact with authorities, though ‘it was not spelled out what the threshold would ultimately be to trigger another personal conduct violation,’ per Robinson.
The #DallasCowboys are gathering information on the Ezekiel Elliott incident that took place over the weekend.
— Dallas Cowboys (@dallascowboys) May 20, 2019
Elliott’s incident in Las Vegas is “clearly” subject to commissioner Roger Goodell’s review under the NFL’s personal conduct policy. Robinson’s source in the NFL’s executive branch confirmed this to him on Monday.
The source also declined to give a timetable on the development. However, he said the NFL would “likely” review the incident before training camps kick off in late July.
Authorities handcuffed Elliott at the Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) in Las Vegas in the early morning hours of May 18. After he got into an argument with his girlfriend in the parking lot, he shoved a security guard. Responding security personnel neither formally arrested nor formally charged Elliott.
Ezekiel Elliott Handcuffed at EDC Vegas After Knocking Man to the Groundhttps://t.co/RTG33Mh6bU
— TMZ Sports (@TMZ_Sports) May 20, 2019
Will Ezekiel Elliott avoid suspension? The Dallas Cowboys certainly hope so. He’s an integral part of their Super Bowl aspirations in the 2019 NFL season.