Dallas Cowboys rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott may be in the midst of what could be a historical first year in the NFL. He leads the league in rushing and is a legitimate NFL MVP candidate.
Off the field, Elliott’s first season has not gone too swimmingly.
He faced domestic violence allegations before even stepping on to the field for the Cowboys. Now, months removed from being cleared by law enforcement, Elliott is still reportedly under investigation by the league itself.
“The NFL sought information from the Aventura (Fla.) Police Department about a February incident involving Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott and indicated in the request the alleged victim was cooperating with the league’s investigation,” USA Today Sports’ NFL writer A.J. Perez reported Thursday.”
There had been reports out earlier this year that Elliott’s ex-girlfriend threatened to blackmail him if he broke it off with her. That’s reportedly one of the reasons law enforcement decided against pressing charges against the former Ohio State running back.
As we well know, NFL discipline is not necessarily tied to a player being charged or convicted in a court of law. Instead, the NFL has its own policy under an umbrella that is separate from the justice system itself.
It will be interesting to see what comes of this. Though, the fact that the NFL is still investigating Elliott can’t be considered good news for the star ball carrier.