The NFL did not look good last week when journal entries surfaced of New York Giants kicker Josh Brown admitting to abusing his ex-wife and other women.
It is now investigating Dallas Cowboys’ running back Ezekiel Elliott. If the NFL finds that he violated the domestic violence police, he could face a lengthy suspension, according to CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora’s sources.
Elliott’s ex-girlfriend filed a complaint in July, citing five instances of domestic abuse. Authorities in Columbus, Ohio dropped the charges in September.
According to La Confora’s sources, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was heard at the league meetings in Houston asking the leader of the NFL’s special counsel for domestic violence investigations, Lisa Friel, about Elliott. She reportedly did not respond to him.
In Brown’s case charges were filed against him in May 2015, but the prosecutors dropped the case. He was suspended by the NFL for one game to start this season, but police in King County (Wash.) recently released the journal entries. Also, information came out about an incident at the Pro Bowl where his wife had to be removed from his hotel room because of an incident.