Oakland Raiders left tackle Donald Penn will not face charges after being a suspect in a domestic violence case, the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office confirmed Wednesday afternoon. “We did a review and ultimately decided there was insufficient evidence to result in a conviction,” spokesperson Frank Mateljan told ESPN.com.
Owner and general manager Jerry Jones believes that the Dallas Cowboys will see a different Ezekiel Elliott in 2018. From training camp last summer to the halfway point of the 2017 regular season, Elliott had to deal with the legal battles associated with his six-game suspension for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy. “I think that not having to address that mentally and physically, not having to think about not only the interruption of the potential suspension and the suspension but just the physical interruption, the physical aspect of that,” Jones said from the team’s sponsorship golf tournament at Cowboys Golf Club in Grapevine, Texas.
Detroit Lions owner Martha Ford, team president Rod Wood and general manager Bob Quinn released a joint statement late Wednesday expressing support for head coach Matt Patricia after a sexual assault charge against him from 22 years ago resurfaced in a Detroit News story. Patricia, in an accompanying statement, denied the accusation, made by a woman while Patricia was a student at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute on spring break in South Padre Island, Texas, in 1996.
A potential first-inning rally ended prematurely for the New York Mets because they batted out of order Wednesday after a discrepancy in lineup cards. They went on to lose to the Cincinnati Reds 2-1. “It’s frustrating,” Mets manager Mickey Callaway said. “It probably cost us the game.”