The Dallas Cowboys say that the incident involving Ezekiel Elliott over the weekend in Las Vegas will not impact their long-term contract talks with him.
Elliott was handcuffed and detained briefly during an incident at the Electric Daisy Carnival music festival early Sunday morning in Las Vegas. TMZ Sports reports and shared video that showed the Cowboys running back shoving an event staff member to the ground. Las Vegas police handcuffed Elliott after the shove and detained him, though he was eventually let go.
Police say the staffer who was shoved to the ground declined to press charges for misdemeanor battery.
“Two officers approached and placed Elliott into handcuffs while they investigated,” Las Vegas police said in a statement. “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.” (Source)
Fuck Ezekiel Elliot.
If every year, you are arrested for physically harming someone, at what point is it no longer misunderstandings and the blame is solely put on your shoulders?
Never? Got it.
Personally, I wouldn’t build my team around a player who is consistently ‘detained’ but I also recognize that this is the NFL and as long as you can either gain first downs on offense or prevent them on defense, you can literally live your life like it’s Grand Theft Auto.
I should probably also point out that this particular incident truly doesn’t seem like a big deal at all. Whether you believe Ezekiel Elliot actually hit a woman or not (he for sure did) he was suspended 6 games for it.
I have sympathy for players who can’t control their substance abuse and those suspensions affect me. Zero sympathies for the guys like Ezekiel Elliot who just like, strike other humans wherever they go.
Saquon Barkley would never.
But shout out to Zeke who will without a doubt get a massive contract regardless and will without a doubt truly hurt someone one day. Shout out to the Dallas Enablers.