Ezekiel Elliott’s pile of off-the-field issues continues to grow. The Cowboys running back is now appealing a misdemeanor conviction for going 100 MPH in a 70 MPH speed limit, per Dallas News. The incident occurred earlier this year.
Elliott doesn’t seem to have the safest driving history. He was previously cited for speeding in 2014. He was involved in a car crash in 2015 and then had a fender bender earlier this year.
Though a speeding ticket might seem like a minor deal, this news seems to come at a bad time for Elliott. Last week it was reported he’s potentially facing a one or two game suspension related to an off-field incident that emerged last season. That report came out before news of Elliott allegedly being involved in a bar fight and now this.
At this point it just seems like Elliott’s issues are too prevalent for the league to ignore. It’s hard to imagine the NFL is happy with one of their best young talents consistently being in the news for bad reasons. At this point, it’d be surprising if Elliott isn’t punished in some form. It’s increasingly difficult to give him the benefit of the doubt.
Elliott is a really good player. He’s very critical to the Cowboys’ success. If Dallas is forced to be without him for any amount of time, that’s a big loss. One win or loss could be the difference in a competitive NFC East race. Maybe the Philadelphia Eagles can take advantage.