Ezekiel Elliott’s pregame field trip seems to have upset the man in charge.
TMZ Sports reported Thursday — just hours before the Dallas Cowboys faced the Seattle Seahawks in preseason action — that Elliott visited a Seattle-area marijuana dispensary called “Herban Legends.” Sources told TMZ Sports the Dallas running back didn’t make any purchases or smoke anything in the store, but Cowboys owner Jerry Jones wasn’t happy when he heard the news.
“Well, I think that in and of itself the reason we are talking about is in a way part of the learning process,” Jones said Thursday after the Cowboys’ loss to the Seahawks, according to ESPN.com. “But it’s not good. It’s just not good. It’s just not good.”
Weed is legal in the state of Washington, and many tourists have been known to check out the local pot shops even if they don’t smoke. Marijuana still is a banned substance in the NFL, though. It’s no wonder Jones would prefer not to see Elliott, the fourth overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, anywhere near the stuff.
“Again, that’s a part of just really getting the big picture here,” Jones said, per ESPN.com. “No matter if you played at whatever level, there is a picture here of interest. So again, I’m aware of it. I heard the report. I would know how he is, and he needs to look at that. And the other thing is it’s just not good.”
Elliott had seven carries for 48 yards in Thursday night’s preseason contest and looked very good, so the afternoon journey clearly didn’t hurt, even if it isn’t sitting well with his boss.
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