The NFL has reportedly ruled against suspending Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott for his part in a confrontation at a Las Vegas music festival.
The star running back met with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell this week and released a statement apologizing for his actions afterward.
“I’ve worked hard to make better decisions and to live up to the high standards that are expected of me,” Elliott wrote. “I failed to do that here and I made a poor decision. I apologized to Kyle Johnson at the time and I meant it.”
The NFL appears to have accepted his apology.
The league released a statement announcing Elliott will not be suspended for the 2019 season.
“Mr. Elliott acknowledged that he demonstrated poor judgement and committed to make better choices in the future. He volunteered to take advantage of the resources available to help him continue to grow personally. Commissioner Goodell determined there was no violation of the personal conduct policy and no further action is warranted,” the NFL announced.
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Elliott had a brief altercation with a security guard during the festival. He was briefly detained by police, but not arrested.
He previously served a six-game suspension in 2017 for violating the league’s personal conduct policy.
Elliott rushed for over 1,400 yards during the 2018 NFL season.