By Mike Florio, Pro Football Talk
With an allegation of domestic violence being made against Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott, the rookie automatically has a separate potential problem: The NFL will investigate the situation, too.
“[W]e begin a review when we become aware of a potential violation of the personal conduct policy,” league spokesman Brian McCarthy too PFT via email.
The policy applies to all rookies once they are drafted. A question remains regarding whether the alleged misconduct happened before or after the Cowboys made Elliott the fourth overall pick in the draft.
Elliott's father released a statement saying his son "has done nothing wrong."
Martellus Bennett is moving on from the game of football.
The former Patriots tight end announced his retirement Friday night on Twitter, stating he is shifting his focus to his multimedia production company, The Imagination Agency.
Bennett, 31, had 55 receptions for 701 yards and seven touchdowns in 16 games during the 2016 season with New England. After rejoining the Patriots in 2017, Bennett battled hamstring and shoulder injuries but did play in two games, catching six passes for 53 yards.
Bennett also played with the Cowboys, Giants, Bears, and Packers over the course of his 10-year career.
An arrest has been made in the Super Bowl week burglary at Rob Gronkowski's house.
Foxboro police announced Friday they have arrested 31-year-old Anthony Almeida, who has been charged with breaking and entering, receiving stolen property and malicious destruction of property.
The police also said they are searching for two other suspects, 26-year-old Shayne Denn and 28-year-old Eric Tyrrell.
Items taken from Gronkowski's house in the burglary included an Apple Watch, Rolex, and rare coins from the 1800s. Fortunately, those items have been recovered and Gronk will be getting them back. Police are still searching for the guns that were stolen from the house.