According to a report by TMZ Sports, Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott was handcuffed after he attacked a security guard at the Electric Daisy Carnival music festival in Las Vegas, Nevada.
“On Sunday, May 19, 2019 at approximately 3 a.m. LVMPD officers working at EDC observed from a distance an adult male, later identified as Elliott, push a security officer to the ground.”
“Two officers approached and placed Elliott into handcuffs while they investigated the incident. The security guard who was the victim of the misdemeanor battery, refused to press charges and officers escorted Elliott a short distance away and he was released.”
Per the report, Elliott was witnessed arguing with his girlfriend and used “his body to block her from walking away” from him multiple times during their argument.
TMZ Sports further reported that Elliott and the female were talking with staff at the event when Elliott said “you got something to say!?” to one of the staff guards.
Elliott then reportedly got close up to the security guard and used his forearm to push him back into a metal gate. He then quickly put up his hands and said, “I didn’t do anything!”
This scuffle caught the attention of Las Vegas Metro Police Department who restrained Elliott in handcuffs and ushered him away.
Though per the report, no charges were filed and Elliott was released. Elliott’s lawyer Frank Salzano said that “security misconstrued and overreacted to the situation.”
None of this, unfortunately, bodes well for Elliott who could still face league discipline for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy. It was only in 2017 that Elliott eventually served a six-game suspension for violating this same policy after allegations of physical abuse were made by his former girlfriend.
Elliott fought that battle until he could fight it no longer. But he stood by his word that he never attacked his accuser.
More is news is bound to unfold regarding this latest incident. And, those who are planning to draft Elliott in fantasy football, cannot be feeling 100 percent comfortable with this news.
Needless to say, the Dallas Cowboys’ organization is probably not too happy right now either.