The NFL has suspended star running back of the Dallas Cowboys for 6 games as a result of a domestic violence allegations even though no charges were filed. The Columbus police stated, ” “conflicting and inconsistent information across all incidents resulting in concern regarding the sufficiency of the evidence to support the filing of criminal charges.”
People are using this as cannon fodder against Goodell and the NFL Front Office by bringing up past incidents and rulings, like the infamous Deflategate saga. Many are saying it is ridiculous to suspend a player for 6 games after there was no official wrong doing or charges filed. I think this is a good thing.
Let’s cut to the chase: Ezekiel Elliot is a immature child. Being a student at Ohio State, I heard stories, through the grapevine of his immaturity and was not surprised to see it carry on into his NFL career. There is a reason why his father moved from St. Louis to Columbus when Elliot committed to OSU. To keep an eye on him.
In this off-season, with suspension and domestic violence charges hanging over his head, Zeke pulled down the shirt of a woman during a St. Patrick’s Parade and got in a fight at a bar that left a man hospitalized.
These actions and his behavior have cost him legit millions in sponsorship’s & ads. The NFL knows they have a bonafide star and player. They don’t want to lose him.
Being an Ohio State fan, he holds a special place in my heart. I want him to do well because he carries the OSU flag. I still YouTube 85 Yards Through The Heart of the South. I don’t hate the man or the player. I just worry about him. Players from the past have gone down the road where he is going and can’t escape it because it is too late.
The NFL has had an image problem and they are trying to fix it from mistakes in the past. Their handling of Greg Hardy and Ray Rice still are black marks on their image. This suspension was a message to Zeke and hopefully he sees it. If he wants to be the biggest star in the NFL and a Hall of Fame running back, he needs to mature. I hope he does.
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