One of the funniest things I ever heard in high school was uttered by a farm boy. When the math teacher chasened him for not knowing an answer he said, "At least I know that you don't step on a cow pie even if the top is dry
." Of course 'you had to be there'. (BTW: today, Mike owns a chain of J. I. Case dealerships).
Even though it was 55 years ago Mike's comment came to mind in thinking about this Ezekiel Elliott mess.
It seems that Mr. Elliott, then a "scholar-athlete"
in the employ of
gaining his higher education at THEE
Ohio State University, and his pure-as-the-driven-snow girlfriend had an energetic exchange - about Scripture, no less: Genesis 19
- that got a little kinetic when she sided with Yahweh
. The result was a little light bruising that resulted from the young innocent being restrained, but no blows were struck.
The matter was investigated by the proper authorities; as no complaint was made and no blows were struck, no charges were brought. Afterwards, Mr. Elliott's
coach did not discipline the young scholar in any way.
The lovebirds remained as a couple and were in fact together when the Dallas Cowboys made him their #1 selection in the 2016 NFL Draft. Mr. Elliott went on to have a highly successful season and, despite a few 'boyz will be boyZ'
"incidents" had a fairly smooth (by Cowboy standards) integration into his new community. The cow pie looked dry.
Urban Meyer and the Columbus police had set up fans to aid the drying process. The 'Ol Parole Officer put it under the exhaust of his G-5!
But Roger Goodell, the $40,000,000.00 man, just had
to step on it. Hell, he was practically forced
to by the incessant chatter of the virtue-signaling politically correct that shared his bubble, voices as far away as Bristol, CT! So the clueless empty suit launched a full-blown investigation of a matter that had been closed and nearly forgotten. Then, despite the fact that the investigation's result was somewhat indeterminate, didn't do the rational thing - to assess a two or three game suspension that most likely would have been served grudgingly, but with little complaint. No, Goodell had to go full Judge Roy Bean and slap the miscreant with six. Those in the bubble (mostly Giants & Jets fans) nodded and clapped in approval.
Well, this raised the ire of both Hall-of-Fame owner Jerry Jones and
the NFLPA. So now that cow pie, instead of baking in the withering Texas sun, is literally being slung and smeared into a "Federal Case
" and ...
all spills out - the "it"
being Ezekiel Elliot's drug and alcohol-soaked high-end life-style rife with sodomy whilst
in the employ of
matriculating at THEE
Ohio State University and (evidently) masquerading as a financially struggling "scholar-athlete" - or, perhaps, a "trust fund baby"
Urban Meyer, the Columbus Police, and recent Canton-inductee Jerry Jones are unavailable for further comment:
To be fair to OSU, I don't think it's any worse (or better) there than at any other "big-time" school, but I am damn sure that it horrifies them to see this pervasive "sub-culture" exposed.
And you know that HoF'er Jones knew precisely
what he was getting; I'll bet Elliott was introduced to his new "body man" on draft day.
The Dallas Morning News has published the court documents in this whole sordid mess. https://sportsday.dallasnews.com/dallas-cowboys/cowboys/2017/09/01/read-ezekiel-elliotts-lawsuit-including-full-interview-accuser-nfl-report
It turns out that HBO's documentary on the NFL is not
", it's "Ballers
". In any case, Elliott will be playing every game this year and the rank hypocrisy of both the NFL and NCAA Division 1 has been exposed - all thanks to Goodell stepping on the cow pie.
Maybe they should stop playing the National Anthem at NFL and
NCAA football games. EDIT:
It's time the NFL fires that fatuous jackass and hires Condoleezza Rice.
They'd better act fast, before Yahweh
post edited by MetroplexJim - 2017/09/10 18:18:21