One day he’s playing, the next day he’s out for the next six games. Dallas Cowboys star RB, Ezekiel Elliott, has played the seesaw game with playing in the NFL for the entire season this year and today, it’s nothing different. Last summer, Elliott, was alleged to be involved in an assault while in a parked car with his then girlfriend. Elliott was not arrested nor charged with any crimes. The NFL in the past has had it’s shares of players having domestic violence issues so as the young, first round draft pick out of Ohio State came into the league, the NFL wanted to make a clear statement that this kind of behavior will not be tolerated. The league suspended Elliott for six-games with no kind of evidence to back up their suspension.
Thus far, Elliott has remind quick and focus on playing on the field but as he and the NFL go back and forth on his suspension, Elliot spoke with the DallasCowboys.com on considering accepting his suspension and managing his emotions.
This is bigger than a suspension, it’s bigger than football. It’s them trying to make me something I’m not. I’m not an abuser. That’s not who I am. This is my name, this is my reputation. This is something I’m going to have to live with beyond football. So every day is worth fighting. Elliott continues, “it’s really, at this point, hard for me to get down or up about this whole situation, because tomorrow could be something different. It’s really not, like I said, worth my time to even worry about it. I’ve just got to trust my team and trust that they’re going to do everything they can do to the best of their ability to make sure that I’m able to play ball.”
At this point, looks as the NFL is just punishing Eze to save face as they have taken all kinds of heat this season from low ratings, to the protesting, and even President Trump taking his time to undermined the NFL commissioner’s leadership. Unless there is evidence on Elliott on this case, the NFL should not suspend the man, point, blank. One of our nations best laws, is the assumption that all people are presumed innocent until proven guilty. Although, in the NFL eyes, he’s already guilty, maybe because of the color of his skin? Let the guy play!
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