CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora reported Sunday morning that Dallas Cowboys star running back Ezekiel Elliott could possibly face a suspension from the league if it found that he violated the league's domestic violence policy. La Canfora also reported that Cowboys owner Jerry Jones had a tense exchange with Lisa Friel, the NFL's special counsel in charge of domestic violence investigations.
After the Cowboys' comeback win over the Eagles on Sunday night, Jones acknowledged that the tense conversation with Friel did take place.
"We had a good discussion and that's about where I'll leave it at," Jones said as he spoke to reporters, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. "We were in a situation where people were close like this and we probably might've gotten a little louder tone. But it was in a situation where I was having to talk over the music. Certainly the volume of it had to do with the noise in there."
Jones was quick to note, however, that all information points to Elliott not having an issue within the personal conduct policy.
"People that have a lot more information than I have have given him a total clean bill of health," Jones said. "I do know that all the real information that anybody has is that he doesn't have an issue."
Authorities in Columbus, Ohio, declined to press charges against Elliott following an incident there this summer, in which a complaint was filed against Elliott claiming five instances of domestic abuse. They cited "conflicting and inconsistent information across all incidents resulting in concern regarding the sufficiency of the evidence to support the filing of criminal charges."
The NFL still maintains authority to suspend players that are not legally charged, however, and is still investigating the alleged incident. Considering how the NFL once again bungled a domestic violence situation with its handling of former Giants kicker Josh Brown, plenty of eyes will certainly be on the handling of the alleged Elliott incident.