Earlier this offseason, Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott was involved in an incident in Las Vegas. Video caught Elliott pushing a security guard to the ground during an event.
The NFL star was handcuffed, but not charged – initially. After the NFL decided not to suspend Elliott for the incident, the security guard in question, Kyle Johnson, wasn’t satisfied.
He pressed charges against Elliott.
According to a new report from TMZ, the star running back will not face charges after all. After looking into the case, police won’t be moving forward with charges against Elliott.
Here’s more from the report:
The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department met with prosecutors late last month — and after reviewing all of the evidence in the case, prosecutors felt they could not move forward with charges against the Dallas Cowboys superstar.
It’s great news for Elliott, who now has one less thing to worry about heading into the 2019 NFL season.
The running back is locked in a contract debate with the Cowboys. He wants to become the highest paid running back in the league, but the Cowboys haven’t obliged yet.
The former Ohio State star remains away from the team as he fights for a new deal.