What Are You Doing?

By TaronzaPelham
Jul. 19, 2017

Could someone explain to me why it seems that once you become a star, that a lot of players begin to be in the public eye a lot more for the wrong things. As a Cowboys fan, I'm getting overly frustrated with seeing Ezekiel Elliott in the news for all the wrong reasons. I've always said that fame and fortune must make you do dumb things and make stupid decisions. If this latest allegation of punching a man in a Dallas nightclub is true, that makes 3 incidents within just the last year. I just have one thing to say if i could talk to him---get it together. You were drafted into an ideal situation for a running back and you made the most of that opportunity, but don't let off the field issues take away from what you done on it. You come to work and stay out of trouble, and to me it seems that you are doing one of those things and not the other. I know that Elliott is young but some of these decisions are just very bad choices that are being made. I remember when the Cowboys had to surround Dez Bryant with a "team" to make sure that he stayed out of trouble and it seems to have worked so maybe that's the stance the Cowboys should take with Elliott. With Elliott, the Cowboys are playoff contenders and have legitimate Super Bowl aspirations, but that is in danger now. Elliott for certain was going to serve a 1 or 2 game suspension according to sources and that was before this last incident. If we know anything, we know Roger Goodell loves to drop the hammer and it may be coming down on the Cowboys star runner. What does the season look like if he is suspended for 4 games or possibly more in accordance with the personal conduct policy? That changes the outlook of the Cowboys season drastically. Some needs to let him know that the decisions his is making are not only affecting him, but a franchise that has won two playoff games since 1996 and has a serious chance to get to the big game. Speaking as an objective Cowboys fan, he has to get it together or this season could be off the train tracks before midseason.

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