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Elliott Meets With Goodell, Issues Apology; Suspension Reportedly Unlikely
Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott met with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Tuesday to discuss an incident at a Las Vegas music festival earlier this offseason.

As reminded readers, Elliott had a confrontation with security guard Kyle Johnson, who said that Elliott shoved him. Elliott was briefly handcuffed, but criminal charges were not filed. Johnson requested a “sincere apology” from Elliott and Goodell sought a conversation as part of a process examining if Elliott, who served a six-game suspension in 2017, violated the Personal Conduct Policy.

Elliott posted a message on Twitter after the meeting that included both an apology and a rundown of what he said he and Goodell discussed on Tuesday.

“Earlier today, I met with the Commissioner to share with him what occurred in Las Vegas and what I have learned from that incident. I’ve worked hard to make better decisions and to live up to the high standards that are expected of me.

I failed to do that here and I made a poor decision. I apologized to Kyle Johnson at the time and I meant it.

I need to work harder to ensure I do not put myself in compromised situations in the future. I am rededicating myself to use all of the resources that the league has made available. But in the end, it is up to me and I am determined not to be in this position again.”

Despite never being charged with a crime, Elliott is subject to a fine or suspension under the league's personal conduct policy. The league office has yet to comment on the meeting or Elliott's statement as we await Roger Goodell’s decision on the matter.

Joining Elliott in New York for the meeting were members of Cowboys counsel, sources told NFL Network's Mike Garafolo.

This isn't the first time Elliott and Goodell have met to discuss the Cowboys running back's off-field behavior.

Elliott was suspended six games in 2017 for violating the personal conduct policy. The suspension came after a year-long league investigation into domestic violence accusations made against Elliott despite the running back never being charged by police.

Garafolo advised his Twitter followers that an "educated hunch is there won’t be a suspension here."

While it does not appear a suspension will stem from this latest altercation,'s Jeremy Bergman suggests Tuesday's meeting reads like a warning from the NFL to Elliott to clean up his off-field behavior. The 23-year-old All-Pro says he heard that message loud and clear.

Elliott is expected at training camp with the Cowboys later this month. We'll follow up as needed.