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RB Ezekiel Elliott (Dallas Cowboys)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Alumni' started by Hodgepodge, Feb 8, 2012.

  1. TampaBuckeyes

    TampaBuckeyes Senior

    The NFL has had egg on their face the last 3-4 years for going light domestic violence accusations. They are trying to save face. Fair? Not really. Surprising? Not at all. Has zeke acted like a child since getting to the NFL and make for a good example regardless of whether there was any domestic violence? You bet!

    On the note of his innocence, I made up my mind when they found out she picked a fight with some random guy in a bar until he hit her and then told the police it was Zeke. Is the proof that he's innocent? No, but it tells me a lot about her character.
    BayBuck, sparcboxbuck and DZ83CK like this.
  2. tsteele316

    tsteele316 Mr. Such and Such

    When does jourdan Lewis get suspended. He actually had charges filed against him. Gareon Conley, another buckeye (so your flawed team bias defense can stop) needs immediate suspension as well.

    If neither of those two are suspended, then the NFL is simply being arbitrary in handing out suspensions, which was the entire point most people were making.

    Notice I didn't even have to bring up mixon or Winston.
  3. DZ83CK

    DZ83CK Not Banned

    Pretty much. Have a connection and make an accusation. Roger Goodell wanted a system that helps him make it easy to punish players due to allegations, and he has it. For the vast majority of cases, punishment will be fair. But not all cases.

  4. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun

    and again, as we come to degree 270 of the inevitable 360 journey we will take, crying about the NFL being arbitrary is a complete strawman

    They didn't decide to suspend Elliott for no reason, he's done something

    Conley actually makes the point that they don't go suspending people arbitrarily doesn't it?
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  5. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun

    Sounds like they are as corrupt as those cowards on the Penn State BOT
  6. DZ83CK

    DZ83CK Not Banned

    Roger Goodell clearly does not give you a lot of good reasons to defend him with.
  7. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun

    and here is our fundamental disconnect. I am not defending Roger Goodell.

    I am making the logical argument that he isn't crazy/stupid/corrupt enough to just arbitrarily suspend a star player without said star player having done something

    You are arguing that because Goodell has been arbitrary in his suspensions previously then obviously this is another case of injustice and therefore Zeke is innocent.

    I do not believe Zeke is an innocent victim of arbitrary Roger. I believe Zeke has done enough to get arbitrary Roger's attention and therefore Zeke should lie in the bed he has made for himself however arbitrary it may be.

    If anyone is hell bent on defending Zeke, from what I know of him second hand from his time at OSU, the Buckeye cruise for cancer and just news reports of his NFL time so far, then they should probably use the affluenza defense.
  8. DZ83CK

    DZ83CK Not Banned

    I'm not just saying Goodell has been inconsistent and investigates to get certain results he wants. Any reasonable person has to agree Goodell's whole system of punishment is stacked against the accused. A big part of why Zeke lost is what had to be conclusively proven to the NFL wasn't that he was guilty, but that he was innocent. This is very different from most systems of justice in the US that I am aware of.
  9. DZ83CK

    DZ83CK Not Banned

  10. jwinslow

    jwinslow more than the drops in the ocean Staff Member

    I don't have to choose whether Roger or Ezekiel are behaving poorly here.

    One of them has been a regular embarrassment if not a lot worse.

    The other is consistently lying as the arbitrary sentencer.
    Last edited: Aug 12, 2017
  11. sparcboxbuck

    sparcboxbuck What happened to my ┬Ącash?

    If there's something to be learned from all of this it's that Conley better keep his nose clean next year, regardless...
  12. TooTallMenardo

    TooTallMenardo has been ejected for Targeting

    Man, if Ray Rice got away with 2 games after the damning evidence against him, and Zeke gets 6, he must've gone all WWE and started handing out Tombstone Piledrivers to everyone in the bar..
  13. tsteele316

    tsteele316 Mr. Such and Such

    Actually, Conley and Lewis and the article linked earlier showing the vast inconsistency of the suspensions handed down by goodell in DV cases, shows it to be the very definition of arbitrary.
  14. BuckeyeNation27

    BuckeyeNation27 Goal Goal USA! Staff Member

    Not in the NFL.
    BuckeyeSoldier likes this.
  15. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun

    I never said suspensions weren't inconsistent

    I said I don't believe completely innocent people get suspended for no reason....big difference but I've said all this before. We have come back to where we started.

    At this point I am done with it.

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