Ezekiel Elliott’s Pot Dispensary Visit Upsets Jerry Jones: Is A Surprise Drug Test In Order?

Ezekiel Elliott’s recent visit to a pot dispensary has Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones upset. The rookie running back was photographed outside of a dispensary in Washington state when the Cowboys were in town to take on the Seattle Seahawks in the NFL preseason. Even though recreational marijuana is legal in Washington, it is an illegal substance for NFL players, and now there are questions about whether Elliott will be subject to random drug testing to see if he was enjoying the herb while out of state.

Recreational marijuana is legal in two states where the NFL has teams. Both Washington and Colorado have made it legal to possess, grow, and ingest certain amounts of the formerly illegal plant. However, the NFL still has marijuana on its list of banned substances.

According to TMZ, before the Dallas Cowboys faced off against the Seattle Seahawks on Thursday night, Ezekiel Elliott took a bit of a Seattle tour. One of his stops, at a pot dispensary called Herban Legends, Elliott’s picture was taken inside the shop.

Apparently, Elliott wasn’t aware that his presence inside a marijuana store might upset the Cowboys’ owner Jerry Jones. The rookie running back was reportedly not trying to dodge cameras or change his appearance to remain unknown. Instead, Elliott was spotted again outside of the dispensary where he posed for pictures with fans.

Jerry Jones has since commented on Ezekiel Elliott’s pot dispensary appearance, and he is not pleased.

After the Cowboys lost to the Seahawks in the preseason stunner, Jones told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, “Well, I think that, in and of itself, the reason we are talking about is in a way part of the learning process but it’s not good. It’s just not good. It’s just not good.”

It has been pointed out that Elliott was not seen purchasing or smoking any marijuana while the Cowboys were in Seattle for the NFL preseason game. From the way things look, the rookie was just window shopping in the pot dispensary, likely because the shops are such a new novelty that he just wanted to see what it was like.

Will Ezekiel Elliott be subject to a random drug test now that he’s been seen inside a legal pot dispensary? Some fans believe that may be the next step for Jerry Jones, who has made it clear that he does not condone visits to the pot dispensaries even when his team is in a town where recreational marijuana is legal. If Ezekiel is tested and comes back with a positive for marijuana use, he could get suspended for several games. That wouldn’t fare well for the highly-ranked running back, who is expected to make a huge impact in his rookie year with the Dallas Cowboys.

“Again that’s a part of just really getting the big picture here,” Jerry Jones said. “No matter if you played at whatever level there is a picture here of interest. So again, I’m aware of it. I heard the report and I would know how he is. And he needs to look at that and the other thing is it’s just not good. I don’t want to say anymore. I do want us do things that in general while it may not be wrong it’s just not good.”

Jerry Jones has made it clear that while visiting a pot dispensary in Seattle is not illegal, it isn’t a good look for his Dallas Cowboys team. Especially not right now while their defensive end Randy Gregory sits out for a 10-game suspension after he tested positive for marijuana. Now, the Cowboys owner is keeping his eye on his brand new rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott, who should not be surprised if he is called in to test for marijuana use over the next few weeks.

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