Is Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliot worth the off-field drama? | The Tylt
Is Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliot worth the off-field drama?
Ezekiel Elliot is a good running back. However, his integrity as a person has left much to be desired. Elliot was accused of domestic violence about one year ago. Although charges were never filed, Elliot may miss games next season.
In another incident, Elliot is seen pulling down the shirt of a woman and provoked a negative response from the league, including his own general manager and owner. This bar fight is just another sign Elliot is not responsible enough to handle the NFL spotlight, and stay out of trouble. It's only a matter of time before he hurts the team by missing games for his behavior.
Having him on the team is a distraction, and hurts the franchise.
Ezekiel Elliot is about to turn 22 years old. At that age, no one is making great decisions, 100 percent of the time.
Elliot had the spotlight thrown on him after one of the best rookie seasons of all time. He will mature, and make better decisions as he gets older. Athletes often think they can lead normal lives despite the fame they have achieved. Elliot will learn he will become a target. In order to avoid any misunderstanding, he needs to avoid putting himself in any situation that could be misconstrued as being his fault—like bar fights, even though there is no evidence he started it or was involved at all. Elliot was just a victim of being famous where violence occurred.
Ezekial Elliot has a potential to be one of the best running backs the game ever. He shouldn't be demonized for being unlucky in choosing the wrong place to hang out.