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Why Alfred Morris should back up Ezekiel Elliott if he gets suspended

July 15th, 2017 at 9:04 AM
By Sports Media 101

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

With recent news that Ezekiel Elliott could be facing a possible one- or two-game suspension over domestic violence allegations, Cowboys Nation has been advised to brace itself. I’m bracing. Have you been bracing?

The details of this ordeal aren’t something that warrant a lot of discussion because they are laced with speculation. What we know is that there is an ongoing investigation and the NFL is still trying to sort out the facts. There’s a lot of he said, she said going on and that will continue until evidence surfaces that points definitively in one direction or another. A lot of fans thought that had occurred when it was reported that Elliott had saved text messages supposedly proving his ex-girlfriend was trying to set him up.

Messages of this nature don’t paint a good picture for the accuser, but that alone doesn’t mean that there isn’t other evidence out there against Zeke. It sure has been made to appear that something else is in play. Fans don’t want to believe that and right now there isn’t anything on the table to believe. So we wait.

And then there are those that will say there was no arrest made, so why is the NFL continuing to push this? Whether criminal charges were made or not, is there something that happened where Elliott’s actions violated the NFL’s personal conduct policy?

Conduct by anyone in the league that is illegal, violent, dangerous, or irresponsible puts innocent victims at risk, damages the reputation of others in the game, and undercuts public respect and support for the NFL. We must endeavor at all times to be people of high character; we must show respect for others …

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Tags: Alfred Morris, Darren McFadden, Ezekiel Elliott, July 14, 2017, July 22, 2016, NFL’s personal conduct policy?, Pro Football Reference, Vote Now

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