Dallas Cowboys star running back Ezekiel Elliott was detained over EDC weekend after a confrontation with a festival staffer. Elliot was seen arguing with his girlfriend in a parking lot near the festival around 3am on Saturday morning. Shortly after, the couple was speaking to EDC staff when Elliott confronted one of them saying “You got something to say!?” While doing so, Elliott forces the staffer backward until he runs into a metal gate, resulting in the man falling over the gate. Electric Daisy Carnival security and Las Vegas Metro Police offers responded to the scene and eventually put Elliott in handcuffs. It was later reported that Elliott was never arrested or formally charged, however. TMZ Sports posted a video of the confrontation earlier today:
In a statement on the Dallas Cowboys website, COO Stephen Jones says that “What we are aware of is he wasn't arrested and hasn't been charged. We'll just continue to gather information, and that's all we can say at this time.”
Ezekiel Elliott’s attorney, Frank Saizano, told NFL media that what happened was a “non-incident”, and was a misunderstanding on the part of EDC’s security.
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