Ezekiel Elliott has been calling people out on social media as of late.
Monday evening, Elliott went after Sports Illustrated. The former Ohio State football star was not happy with what he claims is an incorrect headline.
Sports Illustrated posted a story on Monday about Elliott “admitting” to being “high” while on a Twitch stream. “Ezekiel Elliott Forgets to Log Off, Admits to Being High on Twitch: Traina Thoughts,” the headline read.
Video showed Elliott admitting to being “faded” while streaming over the weekend. Elliott called out the prominent sports media company for being wrong.
“Actually I was referring to the few drinks I had which I said during the live stream. Doesn’t that make this defamation? You guys will [be] hearing from my lawyers @SInow,” Elliott tweeted Monday.
Elliott made the “faded” comment at the end of his stream.
“Bro, I’m low-key faded,” Elliott said. “Oh no, I didn’t even end my stream yet.”
I expect that from little gossip site but Sports Illustrated? REALLY?
— Ezekiel Elliott (@EzekielElliott) June 29, 2020
Sports Illustrated has since apologized for the error.
“Correction: Elliott responded to our original story and said “faded” referred to a few drinks he had while streaming. A previous version of this story included a headline with an incorrect interpretation of Elliott’s meaning of “faded.” We apologize and regret the error,” Sports Illustrated wrote on Monday night.
Elliott, 24, has been streaming his video game playing during the quarantine. He signed a six-year, $90 million contract with the Cowboys before last season.