"I don't think Cris has anything to do with the decision", Goodell said, according to Bob Glauber of New York's Newsday. If this happens, it will contradict multiple proclamations from Cowboys owner Jerry Jones regarding the absence of any evidence of domestic violence. No arrest or charges were leveled against Elliott, but the National Football League has not yet closed its investigation, and recent reports suggest Elliott will be hit with a suspension. So, I'm being sensitive because there is a victim.
"So, the brightest star that we have in our game, Tom Brady, they suspended him, and when the information comes out, there's going to be some similarities as far as what happened", Carter said.
Carter compared Elliott's case to New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's, whom the National Football League suspended for four games for Deflategate based mostly on the fact that he destroyed evidence. "Information that he had been advised possibly to give up that was destroyed". The comments don't come as a surprise, as the Cowboys have backed Elliott throughout the league's investigation. "No, we haven't made any decisions yet".
Columbus, Ohio, prosecutors didn't press charges against Elliott following a six-week investigation into allegations of domestic violence made against him last July by a former girlfriend.
Then on Friday afternoon, Jones told reporters that he doesn't anticipate Elliott getting suspended over the incidents.
After Carter's statements Monday, Elliott's father, Stacy Elliott, took to Twitter, seemingly to imply that Carter is part of a nefarious plot against his son.