The NFL recently interviewed Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott about the domestic violence allegations raised against him earlier this year, a source tells USA Today’s Tom Pelissero. Elliott did not face criminal charges for any of the five alleged incidents raised by his ex-girlfriend, but the league is still investigating what happened.
Of course, the NFL is under extra scrutiny with regards to domestic violence cases in the wake of the Josh Brown issue. If the league finds that the allegations against Elliott hold some water, it’s not difficult to imagine him being hit with a suspension.
In addition to the DV allegations, the Cowboys were reportedly disappointed by Elliott’s off-the-field behavior in the summer. Elliott was spotted at a Seattle marijuana shop in August and in texts with his aforementioned ex, he seemed to imply that he was working to circumvent a drug test.
Since the start of the season, Elliott has been doing nothing but making Cowboys officials smile. Through six games, the Ohio State product has 703 yards off of 137 carries with five touchdowns. That averages out to a 5.1 yards per carry average and 117.2 yards per contest. Elliott also has 11 catches for 98 yards.
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