On Saturday, August 12th, I wrote a piece regarding the fight for Ezekiel Elliott’s reputation. Here on Monday, August 14th a great report was filed by Clarence Hill. He’s not one of my favorites but on this story, I took the plunge to read it and its worth sharing with you.
My opinion was outlined in Saturday’s story, “Zeke’s Personal Reputation at Stake vs The Shield”. In the third paragraph of my Saturday story I was questioning the validity of Zeke’s girlfriends claims and accusations. In Clarence’s story it lists several of the quotes & texts attributed to Ms. Tiffany. My story questioned what may have occurred, specifically alluding to her not being part of the trip to Dallas and how that may not have been appreciated by her. Clarence’s piece says she wasn’t being included in his birthday party and her reply was an intent to “ruin” his career. Below I’ve imbed the link to Clarence’s full story, a really good read. Below that, I’ve copied and pasted a portion of his article for these quotes and texts showing to her intent to burst the air in his career. If you have a few minutes, read Clarences’s full story as it outlines the leagues points that they used in their decision.
This story by Clarence supports my take that we have to beware of the accusers intentions to harm Zeke and even brings in a racial component to this. I wasn’t aware that she was a “white” girl, who seems was shrewd enough to think that she had a better chance to be believed by virtue of her ethnicity. I just don’t like ruining a young man’s reputation when the legal authorities didn’t find sufficient evidence or believable testimony to bring charges. Even Friel didn’t feel comfortable with Tiffany’s testimony. I find it reprehensible to ruin anyone’s reputation without corroboration or DNA evidence. That’s what I’m seeing and it is infuriating! Let’s remember Lisa Friel was brought in to oversee all DV cases for the NFL. Granted she’s a NYG’s season ticket holder and Josh Brown only got a one game suspension. The evidence against Brown couldn’t have been made easier with NFL security having to respond to the altercation. But is this the case to prove that the NFL is “serious” about DV? Who cares about a Josh Brown, but Ezekiel Elliott is a major name and proves the seriousness that the league is taking against domestic violence. This decision makes them the poster child for Political Correctness in sports!
As I’ve also stated, if Zeke can be proven guilty in a court of law, then a legal punishment should be pursued and any punishment under the law would be supported.
Did Ezekiel Elliott’s accuser succeed with threats to ‘ruin’ his career? https://t.co/yEXo0CBJ4Y
— Clarence Hill Jr (@clarencehilljr) August 14, 2017
The rest of the this story has been cut and pasted from Clarence Hill’s story on August 14th, 2017.
Among the quoted threats:
▪ After being told Elliott didn’t want her at his house on July 21 and he didn’t want her coming out with him, Thompson responded with: “Ok this is what you want? Ok then, I’m going to ruin your life. You will see. If I was you, I wouldn’t go out tonight.”
▪ After being told she couldn’t come Elliott’s 21st birthday party, Thompson told him “that’s worst decision you made in your life. I’m going to ruin you life now.”
▪ The report also details a text message in which Thompson told Elliott: “You better be smart. And not be a dumb man. B—-, keep (messing) with the wrong, b—-.”
▪ After not being allowed into the after party, Thompson was heard yelling and screaming that “your career is over” and then proceeded to call the police.
▪ Elliott is also “100 percent certain” that Thompson told him on July 22, “You are a black male athlete. I’m a white girl. They are not going to believe you.”
Per the documents, Friel was unable to give an clear endorsement of Thompson’s credibility because she repeatedly misled investigators.
The above threats were made on July 21 and the early morning of July 22, the date Thompson called police accusing Elliott of assaulting her while they were in a parked vehicle.