When a horse dies, what do you do?
The NFL announced Wednesday that the league has decided not to punish the Dallas Cowboys for the use of horse shampoo in the wake of the death of their prized mascot.
The NFL did not cite any specific factors in the decision to suspend the Cowboys, which followed a report on the league’s social media platforms Tuesday that the team used horse shampoo to clean their stadium of dead animals.
The league said in a statement that the investigation into the use and conduct of the team is ongoing and the league is “confident that our actions will not deter future behavior by our players.”
The Cowboys will still be eligible to play next season in the NFL.
The statement said the league will review its social media policies “to ensure that all our players are fully informed about the rules governing our social media accounts.”
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has been under fire for his handling of the incident.
Jones and general manager Stephen Jones have repeatedly denied the Cowboys use of the horse shampoo and said the team has not used the product to clean the team’s facility.
The team’s owner, Jerry Jones, has denied the use or conduct of horse hair shampoo.
The Cowboys, the NFL, and the NFL Players Association have reached an undisclosed settlement to settle the allegations.
The settlement was reached after an investigation by the league and the New York Attorney General’s Office.