Ezekiel Elliott has been suspended by the NFL for six games for violating the league’s personal conduct policy, according to ESPN.
The suspension stems from an alleged domestic violence case involving the Dallas Cowboys running back during his days as a student athlete at Ohio State. Strangely, the Columbus City Attorney’s office announced last September that it wouldn’t be pursuing charges against Elliott because of “conflicting and inconsistent information.”
The NFL however can penalize a player even without them facing legal charges. Elliott is planning to appeal the suspension, according to his representatives.
What upsents many people about Zeke’s suspension is that, one, some don’t think it’s strong enough, and two, he’ll still be able to play in the NFL while Colin Kaepernick most likely won’t, just because he stood up (or rather knelt) for social justice.
Twitter took note of this. “It'll be nice when the NFL starts caring more about holding violence against women accountable than silencing Colin Kaepernick,” a user wrote. “People angry at the Zeke suspension are the same people who think Kaepernick deserves to be blackballed by the league. No moral compass,” another tweeted.
Check out more reaction surrounding the double standard below.
It'll be nice when the NFL starts caring more about holding violence against women accountable than silencing Colin Kaepernick.#Zeke— Charles Clymer🏳️🌈 (@cmclymer) August 11, 2017
Zeke/Kaepernick, are examples of the problem in the NFL AND America as a whole. There's an apparent bias, some just refuse to see it. pic.twitter.com/4J3m2fQBd0— ☽☼ⓚⓔⓔ☼☾ (@OMGkee) August 11, 2017
If you're more upset by Zeke's 6 game suspension than you are by the fact that Kap remains unsigned, you are part of the problem.— SassafrassNess 📎📎 (@VCorral23) August 11, 2017
People angry at the Zeke suspension are the same people who think Kaepernick deserves to be blackballed by the league. No moral compass— Joon (@JChungz1) August 11, 2017
Cowboy fans are quick to defend Zeke but still hate the fact Kaepernick protested the anthem 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/Etu7IURbGl— JayMorè (@JAYMORE_93) August 11, 2017
Colin Kaepernick kneels down: unemployed— Keegan Clark (@keeganac) August 11, 2017
Could be worse Zeke fans.
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