Football is finally back in action, and last night you might have watched number one draft pick Ezekiel Elliott in action during the Cowboys-Seahawks football game. However, it was Elliott’s behavior off the field in Seattle that has got him the most attention today.
TMZ reported (watch their video below) that Elliott visited a marijuana dispensary, Herban Legends, a few hours before the big game. Elliott even posed for pictures with fans while he was browsing. Although he was not seen making any purchases, and recreational marijuana is legal in Washington State, Jerry Jones did not approve.
“It’s just not good,” Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said. “That’s a part of just really getting the big picture here.”
Some form of marijuana is legal in half of the country and numerous former NFL players, as well as other athletes, are calling for a major policy reform when it comes to athletes using cannabis. Right now, it is still against the rules in the NFL to test positive for marijuana, even if you consume it in a state where it is legal.
As far as Elliott’s performance in the game is concerned, according to Yahoo Sports, “In his first action of the preseason, Elliott had seven carries — all on the first drive when Tony Romo went down with a back injury — for 48 yards and looking very good after being sidelined during camp with a hamstring injury. Elliott twice ran over the Seahawks’ hard-hitting safety, Kam Chancellor, before leaving the game.”
If you want to know more about the NFL’s thoughts on marijuana, check this out!
Watch TMZ’s video below!