Man, that Ezekiel Elliott. You never want to see such a humble guy get caught up in the 'he said, she said' of what will inevitably be a nauseatingly long appeal of a domestic violence suspension that - knowing the NFL - is probably at least partially a result of reckless speculation. However, it's nice to see a young, promising athlete whose reputation has taken a massive hit off the field show just how appreciative of his current standing on the field.
Some may say that an enigmatic running back let his own struggles manifest themselves in an apathetic, "IDGAF" attitude, but I think it's pretty clear that Ezekiel Elliott was just saving his energy for his next one yard rush by putting in an offensive effort when having to go on the defensive. I mean, come on. The guy standing all by his lonesome with his hands on his hips as the play goes the other way might look like he lacks accountability, but I think we can easily deduct that that is certainly not the case by way of all his other appearances on more candid camera. Are we really going to act like one still-shot of him sitting on the bench rocking a sourpuss - instead of focusing on enhancing his gains by carbo-loading first downs - is a look into the entitled psyche of a kid that handled getting drafted into the perfect scenario about as imperfectly as humanly possible? How dare we! When are going to start giving the benefit of the doubt to a 22 year old athlete that compromised it literally the first time he was asked to squeeze his own damn lemons to churn out some lemonade?
In all honesty, you probably don't want your workhorse running back risking injury trying fruitlessly to make an unlikely tackle in the game that's long over. That said, when your workhorse running back is kind of seen as a complete shit head whose actions lead the casual observer to believe that he might just be dumb enough to beat women, then it probably behooves him to at least lightly jog within the general vicinity of the play. If Ezekiel Elliott is the target of some some NFL-led conspiracy aimed at making the league look they are finally conscious of a woman's right not to get smacked upside the head by their superhuman employees then it's fair to say that Roger Goodell really hit the bulls-eye. Because Ezekiel Elliott plays a less sympathetic brand of victim than the first painfully stupid casualty in a low budget horror flick.