Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott is unquestionably one of the best in the game today.
However, his off-field issues have taken away from his success on the field.
The two-time Pro Bowler was recently handcuffed following an incident at the EDC music festival in Las Vegas just over two weeks ago.
Despite his off-field concerns, Elliott knows he needs to be smarter.
Cowboys running backs coach Gary Brown spoke with Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News about what Elliott said about his behavior.
“We’ve talked about it. He understands, ‘I can’t put myself in those positions. I’ve got to be smarter.’ …He already knows that he may have done something that wasn’t right. He’s got to move forward. We all make mistakes.”
The incident this time around involves Elliott bumping a security guard, resulting in his being handcuffed. He was not arrested or charged for the incident.
According to Yahoo! Sports NFL insider Charles Robinson, the footage of Elliott’s confrontation with a security guard is slated to be reviewed by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.
Goodell hit Elliott with a six-game suspension during the 2017 NFL season – the only season in which Elliott was not named to the Pro Bowl.