Report: Ezekiel Elliott Handcuffed At Vegas Festival

May 20, 2019 - 11:54 am

DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) - Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott was handcuffed and detained at a Las Vegas festival over the weekend after allegedly knocking a man to the ground, TMZ Sports reports.

TMZ reports that Elliott was spotted in the parking lot at the Electric Daisy Carnival around 3 a.m. on Saturday morning arguing with a woman described as his girlfriend. In the video obtained by TMZ, Elliott never put his hands on the woman. 

A few minutes later, Elliott and the woman were seen speaking with event staffers when Elliott confronted one of them and said, "you got something to say!?"

Zeke can been using his body to push the security guard backward until the staffer fell into a metal gate. Elliott then threw up his hands and said, "I didn't do anything!"

Security, along with Las Vegas police, came over and put Elliott in handcuffs and took him away from the scene. 

Frank Salzano, the attorney for Elliott, says the whole ordeal was blown out of proportion and that the couple was just having a normal discussion when security intervened.  

"Security misconstrued and overreacted to the situation," Salzano told TMZ Sports. 

Salzano told TMZ that Elliott was not formally arrested or charged with a crime. 

When contacted by our media partner NBC 5, Las Vegas police released the following statement:

"This morning we began to receive requests for information about an incident that occurred at the Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) this weekend involving Ezekiel Elliott.  On Sunday, May 19, 2019 at approximately 3 a.m. LVMPD officers working at EDC observed from a distance an adult male, later identified as Elliott, push a security officer to the ground.  Two officers approached and placed Elliott into handcuffs while they investigated the incident.  The security guard who was the victim of the misdemeanor battery, refused to press charges and officers escorted Elliott a short distance away and he was released." 

At a press conference to announce a partnership with GameStop Monday, 105.3 The Fan's Mike Fisher asked Cowboys COO Stephen Jones if the team had any comment on the situation?

"We're still gathering information," Jones said. "We are aware of it. What we are aware of is he wasn't arrested and hasn't been charged ... We have nothing but respect for Zeke."

When asked if he finds the video to be troublesome, Jones declined to comment. 

Elliott was suspended for six games back in 2017 over allegations that he physically abused an ex-girlfriend. Elliott was never arrested or charged with a crime and always maintained his innocence in the situation. 

The Cowboys have expressed an interest in signing Elliott to an extension after they picked up the fifth-year option on his rookie contract earlier this offseason.

In 2018, Elliott led the NFL in rushing with 1,434 yards on 304 carries. It was the second time Elliott won the league's rushing title in his three years in the league.