Ezekiel Elliott's mother responded to a since-deleted tweet challenging the family's ability to afford a car while he was enrolled at Ohio State University.
Per Yahoo Sports' Sam Cooper, the tweet was directed at the SEC Exposed account regarding a 2015 parking ticket Elliott received. Twitter user Jimmy Crawford appears to accuse the school of breaking NCAA protocol to give or help the running back pay for the vehicle.
"I'll start here: how did Ezekiel Elliott afford this car at OSU?" Crawford tweeted.
The Dallas Cowboys star running back's mom, Dawn, tweeted a straightforward explanation—"because he had two working parents who afforded it"—and challenged the critic's assumption that Elliott's family couldn't pay for a car without outside help.
"Every black athlete isn't from the ghetto," she told the commenter.