The NFL and NFL Players Association seem to disagree on the Ezekiel Elliot case. The NFLPA accused the NFL of spreading a lie about the case on Wednesday after the NFL said the NFLPA leaked text messages from Elliot’s ex-girlfriend.
According to ESPN, Joe Lockhart, the NFL’s executive vice president said in a statement, “Over the past few days we’ve received multiple reports of the NFLPA spreading derogatory information to the media about the victim in [the] Ezekiel Elliott discipline case. It’s a common tactic to attempt to prove the innocence of the accused by discrediting the victim — in this case Ms. Thompson — when coming forward to report such abuse.”
The NFLPA responded to this statement by saying the information was a lie. The NFLPA said, “The public statement issued on behalf of every NFL owner is a lie. The NFLPA categorically denies the accusations made in this statement. We know the League office has a history of being exposed for its lack of credibility. This is another example of the NFL’s hypocrisy on display and an attempt to create a sideshow to distract from their own failings in dealing with such serious issues. They should be ashamed for stooping to new lows,” according to ESPN.
On August 29 Elliot will argue that his ex-girlfriend said multiple times she would “ruin his career” and show texts from his ex that reportedly say she was going to lie to the police about the domestic abuse case from July 2016.
After both of these comments have come out from the NFL and NFLPA, something just doesn’t add up.