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#pounditThursday, February 9, 2023

Ezekiel Elliott: Visiting weed shop was a ‘bad decision’

Ezekiel Elliott

Ezekiel Elliott did a perfectly legal thing last week when he poked around a marijuana shop in Seattle, but the rookie running back acknowledged on Monday that is was not the best place for him to be.

“It was a bad decision,” Elliott said, according to Clarence Hill of the Star-Telegram. “Just seen it walking around. I was curious. Didn’t really think about it before I went in what the repercussions could have been. It wasn’t like I was trying to hide it or anything. I took pictures with people. It wasn’t like I was up to no good.”

Again, Elliott did nothing illegal. Marijuana shops are legal in Seattle and he wasn’t caught using the drug, but the former Ohio State star still learned something about negative publicity.

“You definitely got to think of the perception of things before you actually do certain things,” he said. “It may not seem like a big deal to you yourself but there is a bigger picture. It’s definitely a learning experience about the scrutiny. You just got to be careful and not give anyone a chance to say anything.”

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones made it clear that he was not thrilled with Elliott over the decision, and you can understand why. Elliott is expected to be a huge part of the Cowboys’ offense, especially now that Tony Romo is out indefinitely. Between the weed shop photos the domestic violence allegations against the running back, Elliott’s first NFL preseason has already been far too eventful.

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