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NFL Views Zeke Elliott As “Public Enemy No. 1”

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The NFL is continuing its investigation into domestic violence allegations aimed at Ezekiel Elliott, and one source tells Adam Schefter of ESPN.com that the league now views the Cowboys running back as “public enemy No. 1.” Elliott is under scrutiny following complaints in Ohio and Florida, both from the same woman.

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After the NFL botched the probes into DV claims against former Ravens running back Ray Rice and former Giants kicker Josh Brown, Schefter reports that the league is now attempting to be “as thorough as possible” as it looks into Elliott, and is determined to avoid the same type of mistakes it has made in past inquiries. Elliott’s ex-girlfriend, the victim in the investigation, is cooperating with the NFL as it examines the accusations against the first-round rookie.

Late last month, Elliott’s legal advisor released a statement calling on the NFL to close its probe, arguing that his client has already been interviewed by the league. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones also seemingly wants the matter to end, or at least get some clarification as to its status, as Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com reported that Jones attempted to speak with NFL investigator Lisa Friel during recent league meetings. Friel, however, did not engage with Jones.

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.



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