Report: Dallas Cowboys rookie spotted at Seattle pot shop before Seahawks game
SEATTLE - A rookie running back with the Dallas Cowboys was spotted visiting a legal recreational marijuana shop in Belltown before Thursday's preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks, according to a report in TMZ.
Running back Ezekiel Elliott, 21, reportedly visited the Herban Legends weed store on Bell Street - and even posed for photos with fans outside the store, according to TMZ.
Elliott was not seen buying any marijuana products while inside the store. Witnesses told TMZ he appeared to be just eyeballing the array of smokeable and edible products out of curiosity.
Still, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Elliott's presence inside the pot store was "just not good" and leaves a bad impression, reports the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
Marijuana is legal in Washington state for adults aged 21 and above but is banned by the NFL.
Elliott already is being investigated by the NFL and district attorney in Columbus, Ohio, regarding a domestic violence accusation by a former girlfriend. But the Cowboys have stood behind Elliott in the domestic violence case as they believe there is no truth to the accusation.
Three other Cowboys players are currently suspended by the NFL for violating the league’s substance abuse policy.
Elliott was the Cowboys' first-round pick and fourth pick overall in the 2016 draft. He was a star running back for Ohio State in college.