Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott was handcuffed at the EDC music festival in Las Vegas over the weekend after shoving a security guard to the ground.
TMZ obtained video of the incident:
According to TMZ, Elliott was in the parking lot early Saturday morning arguing with his girlfriend. He never put hands on her but shortly after, Elliott and his girlfriend are seen speaking with event staffers when Elliott confronts one them and says, “You got something to say!?”
Elliott then gets in the staffer’s face and uses his body to shove the guy backward until the staffer hits a metal gate. From there Elliott uses his forearm to shove the staffer to the ground.
Elliott was put in handcuffs and taken away from the scene.
Elliott’s attorney, Frank Salzano, told TMZ that the Cowboys RB was not formally arrested or charged with a crime.
“Security misconstrued and overreacted to the situation. He was cuffed as a precautionary measure. He was released with no charges. He left Vegas that night and went to his [youth football camp in Dallas] on Sunday.” Salzano told TMZ.
Elliott is one of several Cowboys, along with Dak Prescott, Amari Cooper, Byron Jones and Jaylon Smith, who are seeking a long-term contract. The Cowboys are yet to have serious contract negotiations with Elliott’s reps, according to multiple reports.
The NFL will likely want to know more about this incident after Elliott was investigated in 2017 for an incident with his ex-girlfriend, leading to a six-game ban.
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