Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott Detained After Scuffle at Vegas Festival

Brenda Watkins
May 21, 2019

In the video, Elliott can be seen pushing down a security guard at the 1:18 mark, then ending up in handcuffs at the 1:42 mark.

There are reports that Dallas Cowboy running back Ezekiel Elliott had a run in with security and police in Nevada over the weekend. The 23-year-old knocks the man down using his body weight and a bit of an elbow push. Event staff for EDC Las Vegas then gets involved and Elliott confronts one of them, pushing him backward into a metal gate and then onto the ground.

At that point, he got into the event staffer's face, pinning him against a movable fence.

According to attorney Frank Salzano, Elliott was released shortly after the video ends and he was not formally arrested or charged with a crime. 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.

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Elliott's attorney, Frank Salzano in NY, told TMZ that event security misconstrued the situation and overreacted, and that Elliott left Las Vegas for Dallas after the incident to be at his youth football camp Sunday.

"He was cuffed as a precautionary measure", Salzano told TMZ.

Salzano maintains that his client was just having a regular discussion with his girl, and instead blames event security for "overreacting". "He left Vegas that night and went to his on Sunday".

He was suspended by the NFL in 2017 for six games for violating the league's personal conduct policy after an investigation of allegations he had several physical confrontations in the summer of 2016 with his girlfriend at the time.

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