ZEKE SUSPENSION BREATHING SOME LIFE INTO THIS SLOW SUMMER.
It has also unearthed some of the worst in our society, as Cowboys fans now have a very specific incident about which to act completely devoid of any sense of tact and decency. Lo, a Change.org petition:
After the judicial system (nearly a year ago) ruled Ezekiel Elliott not guilty of domestic violence against ex-girlfriend Tiffany Thompson, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell (in attempts to spur controversy after receiving pressure from other NFL owners to suspend Elliott) suspended Dallas Cowboys All-Pro RB Ezekiel Elliott 6 games nearly 13 months after a false domestic violence report was made on Elliott on July 22, 2016. Thompson has made threats to Elliott to ruin his career, and Elliott’s defense team has provided substantial evidence of texts made to Elliott from Thompson wishing to falsely accuse him of domestic violence against her. While many fans (particularly of the Philadelphia Eagles and Washington Redskins) will laugh at this petition, I firmly believe that this was an effort made by Goodell that was extremely incorrect and unjust. Something needs to be done about it. Commissioner Goodell, I wish that you consider other suspensions you have issued (such as a 1-game suspension to Josh Brown) and realize that you were extremely pressured into making a significant mistake in suspending an innocent player.
It seems like this would be a good time to remind people that it is substantially more difficult to find someone guilty in a court of law than it is in the court of public opinion or, in this case, the National Football League.
Good luck with the petition, Sydney of Pflugerville.*
*A real place.