Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott learned a valuable lesson during his preseason trip to Seattle.
On that trip for last week’s preseason game, Elliott decided to use some of his free time to tour a marijuana dispensary in the state, where recreational marijuana is legal.
It was a move that raised some eyebrows and Cowboys owner Jerry Jones even admitted it was not the best move, and now Elliott seems to have put things into perspective and realized he needs to be more careful with his decision now that he is under more scrutiny than ever before.
“I was curious,” Elliott said, via the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “I didn’t think I was doing anything wrong. I wasn’t breaking any laws or anything. It was a bad decision. It was something I shouldn’t have done. But I know now.
“You definitely got to think of the perception of things before you actually do certain things. It may not seem like a big deal to you yourself but there is a bigger picture. It’s definitely a learning experience about the scrutiny. You just got to be careful and not give anyone a chance to say anything.”
Hopefully Elliott was just curious and decided to see what the dispensaries were all about and that was it and hopefully he will move forward in his career without any off-field incidents or distractions.
If he can do that, Elliott is poised to be a star behind the Dallas Cowboys’ offensive line.
Dallas opens the 2016-17 regular season on Sunday, Sept. 11 against the NFC East rival New York Giants at home.
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