Ezekiel Elliott To Meet With Roger Goodell Tuesday

     

According to Todd Archer, Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott is scheduled to meet with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on Tuesday to discuss an incident in Las Vegas this offseason. 

Elliott was briefly handcuffed and detained at a Las Vegas concert before being released. Video from TMZ showed Elliott pushing a security guard to the ground. No charges were filed from the incident. 

However, a source in the NFL’s executive branch previously told Yahoo!’s Charles Robinson that the Vegas incident is “clearly” subject to review by Goodell under the league’s personal conduct policy.

Elliott was suspended six games in 2017 from an alleged incident with a former girlfriend. He was not arrested or charged, but according to the NFL’s personal conduct policy a player can be subject to penalty under the policy even if no arrest occurs.

According to Robinson, the question from Goodell’s standpoint will be to determine whether there was “actual or threatened physical violence against another person” in the Las Vegas video.

The Cowboys and sources close to Elliott do not believe the language of his previous suspension determination supports discipline in light of the video footage.

The team has been supportive of Elliott and have mentioned that the incident won’t have any impact on his standing with the team.

Elliott, 23, was taken with the No. 4 overall pick by the Cowboys back in 2016. He signed four-year contract worth $24,956,342, which includes a signing bonus of $16,350,068.

Elliott will make a base salary of $3.85 million for the 2019 season and another $9.1 million in 2020 under the fifth-year option of his contract. 

In 2018, Elliott appeared in 15 games for the Cowboys and rushed for 1,434 yards on 304 carries (4.7 YPC) to go along with 77 receptions for 567 yards receiving and nine touchdowns.

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