Published August 11, 2017
An article on Bleacher Report about the six game suspension of Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliot for domestic violence allegations interviews Nellie Drew, adjunct instructor of sports law in the UB School of Law, who said if NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell or owners like Jerry Jones are allowed to influence an investigation, the conduct rules "cannot have credibility." "In the past, they've been criticized, and rightly so, for having a response that was knee-jerk and less than considered," she said. "This time, they took their policy, consulted experts, and did it in a considered, deliberate fashion before they pulled the trigger. The only way they can have a modicum of credibility is to hand it to people outside and follow their recommendations."