The NFL still is investigating claims against Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott, and there might be a good reason for that.
Elliott was accused by an ex-girlfriend of physical abuse last year. The police investigated the matter and exonerated the former Ohio State Buckeye, but the NFL has continued to look into the matter, much to Elliott’s chagrin.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter made an appearance on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports and indicated he’d personally be “hesitant” to draft Elliott because there is a “sense some form of discipline could happen.”
Schefter also said he thought the investigation’s findings would be released before the July 4th weekend, but it was probably pushed back as the NFL deals with “more information” and holds “more meetings.”
This has been one of the strangest and longest investigations the NFL has dealt with in a long time.
However, perhaps other events (like this) since Elliott was accused have been factored into the equation. The NFL has made it clear in the past that players are still subject to league discipline under the personal conduct policy, even if no arrests have been made or if no convictions have come out of any arrests.
The Cowboys are set to have players report to training camp on July 22, less than three weeks from now. Hopefully, for better or for worse, Elliott knows his fate before that time.