Last we talked about Ezekiel Elliott, we said fantasy footballers would need to wait til next week to find out the status of his appeal.
But here’s something we can tell you now.
One NFL investigator, who interviewed Elliott’s ex-girlfriend, recommended no suspension for the Dallas Cowboys running back.
All throughout the period leading up to the announcement of Elliott’s fate, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones expressed confidence that Elliott would be fine. According to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, that’s because Jones apparently was told there would be no suspension. Further, Hill reports that one NFL investigator recommended no suspension for Elliott.
Roberts recommended no suspension for Elliott following her interviews with Thompson during the investigation—a fact Roberts testified to during the appeals hearing with Henderson, according to a source.
Roberts’ recommendation of no discipline is the main reason Cowboys owner Jerry Jones expressed so much confidence until the NFL announced the suspension on Aug. 11.
Jones was told by a top NFL executive that there would be no suspension, according to a source.
Elliott was never criminally charged in the matter because Ohio authorities found issues with ex-girlfriend Tiffany Thompson’scredibility. But the NFL and their personal conduct policy doesn’t seem to be worried about that.
Jerry Jones sure is though.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram’s