FRISCO Rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott says now that his trip to visit a legal marijuana shop before last Thursday’s 27-17 preseason loss to the Seattle Seahawks was a bad decision.
He is calling it a learning experience about perception and the scrutiny he is under as a member of the Dallas Cowboys.
But he said he had no bad intentions when he walked in Herban Legends in Seattle. He was just curious.
“It was a bad decision,” Elliott said. “Just seen it walking around. I was curious. Didn’t really think about it before I went in what the repercussions could have been. It wasn’t like I was trying to hide it or anything. I took pictures with people. It wasn’t like I was up to no good.
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“I was curious. I didn’t think I was doing anything wrong. I wasn’t breaking any laws or anything. It was a bad decision. It was something I shouldn’t have done. But I know now.”
Elliott knows now because of the ensuing controversy over his trip after it was initially reported by TMZ based on pictures he took with fans outside the shop. He has since been admonished by Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and coach Jason Garrett and has apologized.
“You definitely got to think of the perception of things before you actually do certain things,” Elliott said. “It may not seem like a big deal to you yourself but there is a bigger picture. It’s definitely a learning experience about the scrutiny. You just got to be careful and not give anyone a chance to say anything.”