Back in May, Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott was briefly detained after allegedly assaulting a security guard in Las Vegas. After several months of relative quiet, we now have new details into how it may affect the All-Pro back.
According to Elliott’s attorney Frank Salzano via ESPN’s Todd Archer, Elliott will not be charged over the incident. Elliott was accused of knocking a security guard to the ground, but prosecutors did not move forward with charges.
Elliott’s lawyers accused the security guard back in July of trying to blackmail the Cowboys star. A recent TMZ report revealed that the security guard’s father had a huge list of demands in exchange for staying silent on the incident.
Fortunately for Elliott, the NFL’s investigation came up empty. The league ultimately decided not to impose any penalties on him for the incident.
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However, there has been some fallout over the incident in Las Vegas.
Elliott is currently holding out from Cowboys training camp over a contract extension dispute. One can argue that Ezekiel’s incident in Las Vegas earlier this year is contributing to the Cowboys’ reluctance to give him the extension.
In his three NFL seasons, Elliott has led the league in rushing twice, and helped lead Dallas to the playoffs twice.
Hopefully the increased clarity in the incident will allow Elliott and the Cowboys to move forward with clearer heads.