Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott

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Zeke's Mom Responds To Report That Investigator Who Recommended No Suspension Left The NFL

March 30, 2018 - 1:06 pm

DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) - The mother of Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott has responded to the report that the lead investigator in her son's case with the NFL has left the league.

Kia Roberts, who was the only person from the NFL to interview Elliot's accuser Tiffany Thompson, recommended no disciplinary action against Elliot. NFL senior vice president of investigations, Lisa Friel, however, recommended a six-game suspension for the running back. League commissioner, Roger Goodell, and other NFL executives agreed with Friel and suspended Elliott for six games.

Dawn Elliott responded to Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram's tweet Friday morning by saying, "Good for Kia Roberts," with an explamation point and hand-clapping emojis, in addition to a couple other responses.  

According to Hill's report on Thursday, Roberts left her job with the NFL for personal reasons that are unrelated to the Elliot investigation.

Elliot missed six games last season after being suspended for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy, a suspension Elliot challenged but ultimately lost in court. The team went 3-3 without Elliot in the line-up before the running back returning for the final two games of the season. The 2018 campaign ended with a 9-7 record with no playoff appearance for the Cowboys.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was also fined $2 million for the legal fees that the NFL incurred during Elliot's appeal process.