Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones refused to speculate when the NFL would finally make a decision on the yearlong domestic violence investigation of star running back Ezekiel Elliott.
But he said Elliott has flown to New York to meet with the NFL in the weeks before training camp for a hearing, and everything is in place for a decision.
“They have had their hearing,” Jones said. “They have had all of the responses. Everything’s in place to make a decision. He has met. I think anything is discretionary at any time where you can ask for more meetings, whether it’s the league or whether it’s Zeke.”
The question is whether a hearing was before or after his alleged altercation at the Clutch Bar in Dallas on July 16. Dallas police dropped the investigation after there was no complaint filed and no witnesses emerged.
Jones does know the meeting was held within the last month.
He said he didn’t want to get into the details of whether commissioner Roger Goodell was involved in the hearing.
“Again, I don’t want to get into as to who was there,” Jones said. “But it was certainly represented by key league officials as well as Zeke’s representatives.”
Jones has said repeatedly that there is no evidence that Elliott committed domestic violence against a former girlfriend. Jones said the NFL has no evidence and no case and doesn’t believe Elliott should be suspended.