Dallas Cowboys Rumors: Jerry Jones Not Happy About Ezekiel Elliott Visiting Weed Shop In Seattle [VIDEO]

Mike Smollins
By Mike Smollins @MikeSmollins
on Aug 26, 2016 10:35 AM EDT
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Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. (Photo : Getty Images)

Ezekiel Elliott has yet to suit up for the Cowboys in a regular season game, but he's already drawn some consternation from owner Jerry Jones.

The Cowboys drafted the 21-year-old running back out of Ohio State with the No. 4 overall selection in this year's NFL Draft. There are high expectations for Elliott, but he's already caused Jones a minor headache.

With the Cowboys in Seattle for a Week 3 preseason game against the Seahawks, Elliott took some time prior to the game to visit the legal weed shops in the city. The running back was seen at a store called "Herban Legends" and took a tour of the merchandise, according to TMZ Sports.

Marijuana is of course illegal in the NFL, despite being legally distributed in cities like Seattle. If popped for smoking pot, a player can still be suspended.

TMZ Sports reports that Elliott wasn't seen smoking or buying any of the product, and could very well have just been curious to see what a legally-ran weed shop entails like many tourists.

While he didn't purchase anything, just the fact that he was there didn't sit well with Jones.

"Well, I think that in and of itself the reason we are talking about it is in a way part of the learning process," Jones told the Star-Telegram after Thursday night's game. "But it's not good. It's just not good. It's just not good."

The Cowboys lost to the Seahawks, 27-17, in Thursday's preseason game to fall to 1-2 in their exhibition slate. Elliott had seven rushes for 48 yards in a game where Tony Romo departed with a back injury that wasn't considered serious.

Elliott has already been in the middle of some controversy this offseason as a woman accused him of sexually assaulting her.

The unidentified woman, who alleged she's Elliott's girlfriend, recently claimed that the Cowboys running back struck her while they were sitting in her car during an argument. Elliott has denied the allegations and witnesses at the scene have said it didn't happen.

Elliott was also the center of controversy among his new Cowboys fans earlier this offseason. Elliott, a St. Louis native, shared his excitement on Twitter when his Blues knocked out the Stars in seven games in Round 2 of the Stanley Cup playoffs, drawing the ire of many Dallas-area fans.

With the Cowboys Week 1 game against the Giants rapidly approaching, the 2015 Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year will look to put these off-field incidents behind him.

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