New details are emerging in the Ezekiel Elliott case that could see the Dallas running back’s suspension reduced or overturned.
According to a report by the Star-Telegram, Kia Roberts, director of investigations for the NFL, recommended that no suspension be given to Elliott. Roberts’ conclusion was based on interviews with Elliott’s accuser. This was, perhaps, the reason why Dallas Cowboy’s owner Jerry Jones had such faith that there would be no suspension for Elliott:
Roberts’ recommendation of no discipline is the main reason Cowboys owner Jerry Jones expressed so much confidence in the case until the NFL announced the suspension on Aug. 11.
The no suspension recommendation never made it into the league’s final report and, as Clarence Hill Jr. of the Star-Telegram reports, Roberts wasn’t included in the meeting to discuss disciplinary action:
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