After one season in the NFL, Ezekiel Elliott is already arguably one of the league’s biggest stars – and Jerry Jones thinks he needs time to adjust.
The Dallas Cowboys owner said Tuesday that the second-year running back is still learning how to best traverse the fame that comes with playing – and producing – for the league’s biggest franchise.
“As you well know, because of his style and personality, it’s like a rock star wherever he goes in terms of attention,” Jones said, according to Rod Phillips of the Cowboys’ official site. “Anybody that’s experienced that knows that takes getting used to. You have to learn many aspects of that. Certainly, Zeke is evolving and being subject to needing to learn how to deal with the media and social media the way is it today.”
Jones declined to address the possibility of a suspension for Elliott following a report that the NFL could ban the runner for one or two games for domestic violence allegations, only saying he’s not yet spoken to the league about the matter and didn’t want to speculate, according to Phillips.
The NFL says its investigation is still ongoing and no final decision has been made.
Elliott’s off-field issues don’t end there. He was allegedly involved in an altercation at a bar Sunday night, is reportedly appealing a speeding conviction, and was criticized for pulling down a woman’s shirt and exposing her bare breast during a St. Patrick’s Day parade in March.
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