Ezekiel Elliott: "Dirty" former Alabama player still a little salty from Sugar Bowl
There were two sides of the story in regard to A’Shawn Robinson’s tackle of Ezekiel Elliott on Monday Night Football.
Robinson, a rookie out of Alabama, was penalized for unnecessary roughness after what the refs interpreted as body-slamming Elliott to the turf.
But as the replay show, it might not have been the right call:
Robinson hit the ground before Zeke did. Robinson took the brunt of the impact. This was a bad penalty against the Lions. pic.twitter.com/G3awXkZBSU
— Cowboys Nation (@CowboysNation) December 27, 2016
Elliott was asked about the hit after the game. Apparently he thought Robinson did have malicious intent built up over something that happened two years ago.
“He was being dirty all game,” Elliott said of Robinson. “I think he was a little salty from that Sugar Bowl win we got against him in New Orleans two years ago. It’s whatever. Let him do what he wants to do.”
So not only did Elliott claim foul play, but he cited his Buckeyes’ domination of the Alabama defense as the source of it.
Robinson, the 6-3, 320-pound defensive tackle, was on the losing side of another battle with Elliott. Not only did he get flagged for the controversial tackle, but his Lions lost 42-21 thanks to Elliott and the high-powered Dallas offense.
If the two teams meet in the playoffs, it looks like Robinson will have a new source of saltiness.