Former Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott was suspended for six games on Friday by the NFL as a result of a year-long domestic violence investigation.
However, amidst the fall out, FOX Sports’ Mark Schlereth had some strong words for Elliott, who has had a tumultuous offseason after leading the NFL in rushing his rookie season.
On FOX Sports radio, Schlereth talked to host Doug Gottlieb about the recent domestic violence issues in the NFL, including players such as Ray Rice, Greg Hardy, Josh Brown as well as Elliott. However, Schlereth’s strongest words were for Elliott, saying he hopes the suspension serves as a “wake up call” for the running back.
“Get your life together,” Schlereth said on FOX Sports radio. “My hope for Ezekiel Elliott, is that he follows suit and that he cleans his life up … If everywhere you go there’s a problem, it may be you.”
Watch the full conversation, as well as Schlereth’s full comments, below:
Elliott was under investigation for an alleged incident that occurred in Columbus, Ohio, in July of 2016. Although he was never charged, the NFL suspended him saying there was “substantial and persuasive” evidence Elliott had engaged in physical violence against the alleged victim.
Elliott could also face further discipline from the NFL after he was allegedly involved in another incident in July of 2017. He was not charged in that incident either, however, as it was apparent with his suspension Friday, the NFL will still punish Elliott if they find if the league believes it has enough evidence.
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