Dallas Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones said he was not pleased to see a video that appears to show rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott at a marijuana dispensary just hours before Thursday's preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks.
The celebrity website TMZ posted a video that appears to show Elliott inside the Herban Legends in Seattle, but the video did not show Elliott buying anything.
Washington is one of four states that allow the sale and possession of marijuana for both recreational and medical use. The NFL still prohibits the use of the drug.
"Well, I think that in and of itself the reason we are talking about is in a way part of the learning process," Jones said. "But it's not good. It's just not good. It's just not good."
Elliott made his preseason debut in the Cowboys' 27–17 loss to Seattle, carrying the ball seven times for 48 yards.
Elliott is still under investigation by authorities in Columbus, Ohio concerning domestic violence allegations made by an ex-girlfriend. Elliott has denied the accusations.
"Again that's a part of just really getting the big picture here," Jones said. "No matter if you played at whatever level there is a picture here of interest. So again, I'm aware of it. I heard the report. I would know how he is, and he needs to look at that. And the other thing is it's just not good."
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