Stephen Jones: NFL tak­ing too long with El­liott

League’s in­ves­ti­ga­tion into star RB’s con­duct has lasted more than year.

Austin American-Statesman - - SPORTS - By Drew Dav­i­son Fort Worth Star-Tele­gram Cow­boys

The NFL’s in­ves­ti­ga­tion into Ezekiel El­liott has taken more than a year, and the league still hasn’t given any in­di­ca­tion when a de­ci­sion might come on whether the Dal­las Cow­boys’ star run­ning back will be dis­ci­plined.

That’s too long, ac­cord­ing to Cow­boys Ex­ec­u­tive Vice Pres­i­dent Stephen Jones.

The league should con­clude th­ese things in a more timely man­ner, Jones said. Af­ter all, the Colum­bus, Ohio, city pros­e­cu­tor’s of­fice de­clined to press charges against El­liott af­ter a six-week in­ves­ti­ga­tion into a do­mes­tic vi­o­lence al­le­ga­tion.

“Th­ese things are tough for ev­ery­body. It’s tough for the league. It’s tough for the team. It’s tough for the player,” Jones said. “I think, at some point, you should be able to get the in­for­ma­tion in some sort of time frame that it doesn’t carry on like this par­tic­u­lar in­ves­ti­ga­tion has.

“So I would hope as a league, just like we do ev­ery-

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