Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones defended his star running back, saying that his own review exonerates Ezekiel Elliott in the 2015 accusation of domestic violence by an ex-girlfriend, and as the league’s most powerful owner, he sent a pointed message to the NFL in the process.

“I have reviewed everything, and there is absolutely nothing — not one thing — that had anything to do with domestic violence,” Jones said Sunday as the Cowboys began reporting for training camp in Oxnard, Calif. “My opinion is there’s not even as issue over ‘he said, she said.’ There’s not even an issue there.”

Elliott has maintained his innocence in the matter, which Columbus, Ohio, prosecutors declined to pursue because of “conflicting and inconsistent” information. Jones’s comments come as the NFL considers whether to suspend Elliott and he did not discuss whether a suspension might be coming. The league has conducted its own investigation and said it has reached no decision. Under the personal conduct policy, a player can be disciplined even if he is not charged or found guilty by the justice system. ESPN has reported that a brief suspension could be coming.

Source: Yahoo
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