NFL News : Report: Ezekiel Elliott has security guard, but no 'Dez Rules'

Report: Ezekiel Elliott has security guard, but no 'Dez Rules'

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Ezekiel Elliott is usually accompanied by security detail not employed by the Cowboys that sometimes includes an off-duty Dallas police officer, writes the Dallas Morning News.

Jerry Jones said after the Giants game that the Cowboys would spare no expense in helping the Dallas Cowboys running back or any other player overcome off-the-field challenges. That especially comes after Elliott's name has appeared in at least four police reports with investigations for assault, battery, domestic violence and disorderly conduct, since June 2014, according to documents obtained by The Dallas Morning News via open records requests in five states.

Jones, however, has yet to push further by deploying someone who shadows the running back away from the facility, as he did with receiver Dez Bryant earlier in his career, wrote the News.

The "Dez Rules" required Bryant to adhere to a midnight curfew, refrain from attending any clubs, strip clubs or parties and requested that he not drink alcohol. He was also required to attend two counseling sessions per week for one year and was monitored by a three-person security team that drove him to and from practices and team functions. 

"The agreement was for three years, though it didn't last that long. Bryant eventually tired of the restraints, and they were relaxed in following years before fading away."

"I don't want to get into anything, but I will assure you that we throughout the organization ... have a high sensitivity to helping our players throughout the organization, very high," Jones said when asked about Elliott. "There is no limit financially or time-wise that we wouldn't spend to help a player." 

The NFL mandated Elliott undergo a clinical evaluation as part of his suspension, and then counseling or treatment if recommended. However, the league can't enforce that now that the suspension has been blocked through a court order. 

Jones recently said Elliott is treated like a "rock star" when he's out in public, and that carries burdens. 

Elliott enjoys an active social life, noted the News. 

"He's often spotted at clubs in Dallas and he's become a popular target for paparazzi who hawk photos to TMZ.com. Even when Elliott is with a group of teammates, he's often the one singled out by fans looking for a photograph or autograph."

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Source: Dallas News · Photo Credit: Keystone Press Agency