|Zeke got an unpaid vacation courtesy of the NFL.|
All the while, a well-known rookie is being benched for allegations of domestic violence.
Dallas Cowboy running back Ezekiel Elliott is going to have a vacation without pay. The young star is being sacked for six games after allegations of domestic violence proved to be the NFL's final straw.
The "golden child" is being benched for his antics off the field. Though not charged, Elliott was accused of assaulting his girlfriend.
The victim claimed in July 2016, Elliott served her a knuckle style chili.
Elliott who played for the Ohio State Buckeyes was in the process of being drafted to a NFL team when all this occurred. He was in his Columbus, Ohio with the victim. The victim who was outed last year, showed pictures of her abuse. I know the name of the victim, but I will not release it because this is an investigation that reopened.
At first Columbus Police dropped the charges against Elliott. Now the NFL and the city police are relooking into the matter.
Allegations of cheating on her sparked the confrontation. Elliott denies any involvement and said that the relationship was brief and the junk food media is scapegoating him.
Regardless of the matter, Elliott's lucky. The NFL is curbing the bad behavior after the Ray Rice event. Rice who served his wife a two helpings of knuckle style chili. Lewis is reinstate but without a signing team. He's too toxic for a franchise and that effectively ended his career.
This bench will begin on September 10th in the regular season costing the player $559,000.
He is likely to appeal the decision and fight that in federal court like Tom Brady. The decision will keep him off the field until late October.
Jerry Jones, the team's owner is "furious" over the NFL's decision to take his star running back off the field without even a criminal charge.
The Cowboys franchise is a $5 billion investment. It is a top-tier team that plays at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, a city of 459,000. It's a boomburb that makes up the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.