Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott has been under investigation by the NFL for quiet some time now and a decision from the NFL regarding a suspension is expected to come in the near future, and there is a growing sense that the Cowboys star running back will infact be suspended.
According to Hall of Fame wide receiver Cris Carter, the Tom Brady case with DeflateGate may play a role in how the league decides to punish Elliott:
“For me, in the next 48 hours, I would be shocked if Zeke is not suspended, Based on the information that’s going to come out, it’s going to be fairly easy to determine that something happened to this woman in her days of being with Zeke. This is just pure assault, or domestic violence. I’m being sensitive because there is a victim here.”
Carter also dropped a major development as well — that Elliott may have destroyed evidence. Here’s the clip from Fox Sports 1’s Undisputed today:
— UNDISPUTED (@undisputed) August 7, 2017
“When the information comes out, there’s going to be some similarities (to the Tom Brady case),” Carter said. “Information that (Elliott) had been advised possibly to give up was destroyed.”
The NFL had previously instituted a policy where any player found guilty of domestic violence will automatically be suspended six games. Carter hinted that Elliott’s suspension, even though he wasn’t found guilty of anything could be in that range.
Elliott did not face charges when his ex-girlfriend posted some photos on social media last year and accused him of assault, but the NFL is still reviewing the case.
The 22-year old has also done some questionable things since the accusations like pulling down a women’s top during a St. Patrick’s Day parade and more recently was involved in an alleged fight at a Dallas bar.
Regardless of the decision, the NFL is certain to face some sort of backlash.