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Ezekiel Elliott’s father appears to subtweet NFL

Ezekiel Elliott’s father has taken to Twitter to seemingly subtweet the NFL as the league’s investigation into his son continues to plod along amid questions when a ruling will finally come.

Stacy Elliott posted a tweet Monday in which he appears to take aim at the NFL and the league’s “lies and plots,” as noted in a Tuesday report from The Dallas Morning News.

The NFL’s investigation into Elliott has been a protracted affair, starting back before he even made his regular-season debut. Allegations first surfaced in July of 2016 surrounding alleged domestic violence incidents involving Elliott and a then-girlfriend.

No charges were filed in relation to the incidents but the NFL nevertheless retains the right to punish him should the league conclude he violated the league’s personal conduct policy.

With Elliott staring down a potential suspension in light of the NFL’s investigation, it’s hardly surprising his father came out in support of his son, something several other notable individuals have done as well (here and here).

Perhaps most troubling, Elliott has experienced a handful of additional off-the-field incidents as the investigation progressed. Footage surfaced of Elliott pulling down a woman’s top at a St. Patrick’s Day parade earlier this year. There are also allegations that Elliott recently was involved in a fight at a Dallas bar.

That said, players long before Elliott have overcome self-inflicted obstacles to enjoy respectable careers while avoiding continued off-the-field drama. Whether or not Elliott follows that path remains to be seen.

Regardless of how Elliott handles himself going forward, recent reports indicate a suspension is on the horizon, meaning the league appears intent on sending the running back a stern message early on in his promising career.

After that? It will be up to Elliott.