NFL: Cowboys owner upset after star rookie visited marijuana store
LOS ANGELES, USA – Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has voiced dismay after the emergence of a video appearing to show rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott visiting a marijuana dispensary ahead of his team's pre-season loss to the Seattle Seahawks.
Elliott, picked fourth overall by the Cowboys in the 2016 draft, was caught on film inside the store in Seattle but did not make any purchases.
Marijuana use is strictly prohibited under NFL rules but is legal in Washington state.
Jones however was unimpressed at seeing the Cowboys' star signing visiting the store.
"Well, I think that in and of itself the reason we are talking about is in a way part of the learning process," Jones said. "But it's not good. It's just not good. It's just not good.
"I'm aware of it. I heard the report. I would know how he is, and he needs to look at that. And the other thing is it's just not good."
Elliott, 21, signed a 4-year deal with the Cowboys in May worth an estimated $24.9 million, with a $16.3 million signing bonus.
He is widely expected to be in the running for offensive rookie of the year honors this season and made an impressive debut against Seattle on Thursday, rushing for 48 yards from 7 carries in the first quarter.
Elliott meanwhile is reportedly under investigation by authorities in Columbus, Ohio over an allegation of domestic violence made by a former girlfriend.
Elliott, who has denied the claims, has not been arrested or charged with a crime and has yet to be interviewed. – Rappler.com