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Ezekiel Elliott suspension would set up every single NFL player for blackmail

July 16th, 2017 at 9:01 AM
By Sports Media 101

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Various sources claim that Ezekiel Elliott could face a one- or two-game suspension at the hands of the NFL after being accused of domestic violence. Despite investigating Elliott for almost a year, the league has denied that any decision on discipline has been made.

What makes the situation so tricky for the NFL is that there doesn’t appear to be any type of evidence beyond the statement of the victim of the alleged domestic violence incident.

The Columbus police, who were called to the alleged incident, did not arrest Elliott, and the city attorney’s office later declined to bring charges, citing conflicting and inconsistent evidence.

As is often the case in these types of he-said, she-said cases, it’s impossible to determine with any type of certainty what actually happened. Yet the NFL appears to be ready to hand down a suspension for something it can’t prove – and which Elliott can’t disprove.

Which means …

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