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Ezekiel Elliott has been in the shadows, at least to some extent, since a 2016 incident in which he was accused of domestic violence by a now ex-girlfriend. While charges were never filed in the case, there was some belief that the NFL could levy punishment to the talented Dallas Cowboys running back via the personal conduct policy.

Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, in speaking with Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, brings word that Elliott appears to be in the clear.

Per Hill, Elliott has been advised by his representatives that he will face no punishment from the league as a result of the 2016 incident, and that it’s just a matter of time before the NFL closes the case. Because Elliott subjectively believes he’s in the clear, his decision to pull down a woman’s top during a St. Patrick’s Day parade seems less stupid, in theory.

The St. Patrick’s Day incident remains quite strange but Elliott and the Cowboys can probably breathe easily as a result of this news. Until the NFL acknowledges that the “case” is closed, no one can fully move on from this hangover but Elliott can now go back to being concerned about football… unless there is another incident.

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