Dallas Cowboys All-Pro running back Ezekiel Elliott was handcuffed after knocking a security guard to the ground at a Las Vegas music festival, but he was not arrested.
TMZ posted a video on Monday showing events that reportedly took place early Saturday at the Electric Daisy Carnival festival in the city.
The two-minute video begins with Elliott engaged in a tense conversation with a young woman, and as she walks away, he follows her. The interaction does not turn physical with the woman. He then encounters event security guards and says to one of them, “You got something to say?” He elbows the guard, who hits a metal rail and falls.
A Las Vegas policeman then handcuffs him.
Elliott’s attorney, Frank Salzano, told TMZ that “security misconstrued and overreacted to the situation.”
“He was cuffed as a precautionary measure. He was released with no charges. He left Vegas that night and went to his (youth football camp in Dallas) on Sunday,” the attorney said.
While the Cowboys have not issued an official statement, Mike Leslie of WFAA in Dallas tweeted this:
“#Cowboys front office source says they are aware of this incident involving Ezekiel Elliott being handcuffed at EDC Vegas after knocking a man to the ground, and says they are gathering information right now.”
The NFL likely will want to review the tape.
Elliott served a six-game suspension in 2017 after he was investigated following domestic violence allegations. Commissioner Roger Goodell handed down the punishment after a yearlong probe concluded that Elliott and former girlfriend Tiffany Thompson had several physical confrontations. Prosecutors in Columbus, Ohio, where Elliott went to school at Ohio State, declined to prosecute.
–Field Level Media