Jerry Jones Says “No Evidence” In Ezekiel Elliott Suspension
“Unfortunately you get confused in this conversation,” Jones said while speaking with the hosts of 105.3 The Fan in Dallas. “Every person that has any sense at all understands domestic violence and abhors it.”
Jones then expanded on his experience with the matter. “For 10 years before I bought the Cowboys I was the head of [a] battered women [organization] of Arkansas. I raised more money and been in more safe houses than a lot of people that talk about it, and so it’s a terrible problem.”
But then the influential owner came to his star’s defense. “On the other hand with what we are today and what we’re trying to be relative to addressing in the league, has all kinds of issues – and it should. It’s a very complicated issue because you have no evidence here.”
“That’s all I want to say about it. But it creates quite a convoluted approach by Zeke’s representatives and by the league that I really hate is a focus of all of our attention. I do. Even though others would say that the issue needs this kind of focus and you’re using the NFL for visibility.
Elliott is currently facing a six-game suspension for violating the league’s personal-conduct policy after his ex-girlfriend Tiffany Thompson told police that the football player hit her while the two were parked in a car in July 2016.
The break-out star became a league sensation last year when he rushed for over 1,600 yards and 15 touchdowns during his rookie season.
Elliott and his representatives from the NFL Players Association have appealed the suspension. Their case, which began Tuesday and will wrap up Thursday, has been centered around the idea that the league change its procedure to determine the six-game suspension, according to ESPN.
Many expect Elliott’s suspension to be reduced, primarily because he was never formally charged by law enforcement.