Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott did not violate the personal conduct policy and will face no discipline for a May incident in Las Vegas, the NFL announced Wednesday.
Elliott was briefly detained but not arrested in the incident, when a security guard fell to the ground after being bumped by the running back.
The NFL said it conducted a comprehensive investigation that included interviews with multiple witnesses, including security personnel and others with direct involvement, as well as a review of documentary and other information.
“I’ve worked hard to make better decisions and to live up to the high standards that are expected of me,” Elliott said in the statement. “I failed to do that here and I made a poor decision.
“I need to work harder to ensure I do not put myself in compromised situations in the future. I am rededicating myself to use all of the resources that the league has made available. But in the end, it is up to me and I am determined not to be in this position again.”cheap nike nfl jerseys wholesale
Elliott could have been fined or suspended under the league’s personal conduct policy, which does not require an arrest or conviction for a player to be penalized.
But Goodell determined there was no violation and no further action was warranted.
Elliott, a two-time Pro Bowler, was suspended for six games by the commissioner in 2017 for violating the personal conduct policy. He had been accused of domestic violence by his former girlfriend in Columbus, Ohio, in 2016. Elliott was not arrested or charged by the police, but the league believed it had enough evidence for the punishment despite the lead investigator recommending no penalty. Elliott fought the case through the legal system before eventually relenting and serving the suspension.
Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said during the offseason he did not believe Elliott would face any sanctions from the NFL over the incident in Las Vegas, and executive vice president Stephen Jones said the incident would not affect the negotiations with Elliott’s agent on a long-term contract.