Another off-season and another off-the-field incident for Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott.
According to TMZ Sports, Zeke was involved in an altercation at a music festival and was detained.
Per TMZ Sports:
Here’s Ezekiel Elliott was handcuffed at the EDC music festival in Las Vegas over the weekend after he shoved a security guard to the ground and TMZ Sports has the video.
… but the NFL star’s attorney says Zeke was NOT formally arrested (only detained) and claims the whole thing is much ado about nothing.
The incident took place after Elliott was arguing with his girlfriend in the parking lot:
Here’s the deal … the Dallas Cowboys superstar running back had been spotted in the parking lot at the Electric Daisy Carnival around 3 AM on Saturday morning arguing with his girlfriend.
Zeke never puts his hands on the woman but he uses his body to block her from walking away several times during the argument.
Here’s the full video:
Zeke’s attorney, Frank Salzano told TMZ Sports that Elliott was released shortly after our video ends and he was not formally arrested or charged with a crime.
Salzano says Elliott was just having a normal disagreement with his girlfriend and blames event security for “overreacting.”
“Security misconstrued and overreacted to the situation,” Salzano tells TMZ Sports.
This is not the first time Elliott has been involved in an off the field altercation. Back in 2017, he was under an NFL investigated over allegations he physically abused an ex-girlfriend and despite not being arrested, the league believed there was enough evidence to warrant a 6-game suspension.
Elliott is seeking a long term contract with the Cowboys, who have seemingly been reluctant to start negotiations with the NFL’s leading rusher.