Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott will not face suspension

Ezekiel Elliott avoided another tackle, this time from the NFL front office.

The Dallas Cowboys running back has been informed he will not be punished for his most recent off-field incident, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported.

Elliott met with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Tuesday regarding an incident in Las Vegas in which the running back nudged a security officer. After the meeting, Elliott issued an apology for his actions, promising to make better decisions in the future.

The NFL later announced that Commissioner Goodell determined that Elliott did not violate the personal conduct policy.

The League's statement in full:

Immediately following reports of an incident in Las Vegas in May involving Ezekiel Elliott of the Dallas Cowboys, the NFL conducted a comprehensive investigation that included interviews with multiple witnesses, including security personnel and others with direct involvement, as well as a review of documentary and other information.

On Tuesday, as part of the review, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell met with Mr. Elliott to reinforce the standards of conduct expected of him and the consequences for failing to meet those standards.

Mr. Elliott acknowledged that he demonstrated poor judgment and committed to make better choices in the future. He volunteered to take advantage of the resources available to help him continue to grow personally.

Commissioner Goodell determined there was no violation of the personal conduct policy and no further action is warranted.

Despite not being arrested or charged with a crime in the Las Vegas incident, the NFL could have taken action against Elliott for violation of the personal conduct policy as a repeat offender. Zeke was suspended six games in 2017 for violating the policy.

In this incident, Commissioner Goodell determined no further action was warranted.

The Cowboys hope the only noise they hear about Elliott in the future is regarding his on-field exploits when training camp opens July 26.

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