The Facts: Following up on the ongoing story. ... Per Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 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.
Diehards Line:Indeed, as PFT's Mike Florio pointed out, much of the criticism directed to Elliott flows from the fact that he remains under investigation by the league for violating the Personal Conduct Policy in connection with an incident that occurred last July. But until he gets official confirmation that the case is closed, however, a chance remains that someone will come of it. And this latest incident could have an impact on that.