Posted: August 30, 2017 9:48 p.m. ET
By: Andy Slater
As he enters the final year of his contract with the Miami Dolphins, the NFL is reviewing wide receiver Jarvis Landry for an alleged domestic incident involving his girlfriend.
An NFL spokesman confirmed that Landry is being looked at under the league’s personal conduct policy. That’s the same policy under which Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott was suspended for 6 games back on Aug. 11. Elliott is currently appealing.
“The matter remains under review,” the NFL spokesman said of Landry.
According to sources, the league is in possession of video from the alleged incident.
A Fort Lauderdale police report shows that Landry was allegedly involved in a domestic violence incident with his girlfriend earlier this year.
The case was passed forward to the Broward County State Attorney’s office, who confirmed that they are investigating.
According to sources, Landry’s girlfriend was not cooperating with authorities. She also later released a statement saying she was not physically hurt and called it a false story.
Landry also commented on the alleged incident shortly after my initial report.
Landry said, “I don’t want any bad attention to me, this organization, Adam, nobody. I don’t believe this is the place for it or the time for it. Like I’ve said, I’ve been very upfront with the team and I’ve been very upfront with law enforcement.”
This investigation comes as the Dolphins are trying to figure out what to do about Landry’s future with the team.
Former NFL executive Michael Lombardi recently reported that the Dolphins do not intend to re-sign the wide receiver and have tried to trade him.
Dolphins head coach Adam Gase adamantly denied that report and said there’s “no chance” Landry is getting traded.
Landry has 288 catches in his first 3 seasons in Miami, with more than 3-thousand yards and 13 touchdowns.
There is no specific protocol for the league to dispense punishment under the personal conduct policy.
The league came under heavy fire after former running back Ray Rice was caught on camera hitting his then fiancee. At the time, Rice received a 2-game suspension.
Since the incident, the league has made a point of trying to be tougher on domestic violence.
Rice’s incident being caught on camera sparked national outrage.
It remains to be seen what is on the video involving the alleged Landry incident.
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