Dallas Cowboys Running back Ezekiel Elliott issued an apology on Tuesday for an incident at a Las Vegas Music Festival in May. In the video posted by TMZ Sports, the All-Pro RB is seen pushing a security guard to the ground before being escorted away from the scene. Zeke was later detained but never arrested or charged with a crime.
“I’ve worked harder to make better decisions and live up to the high standards that are expected of me. I failed to do that here and I made a bad decision,” Elliott said on Twitter. “I need to work harder to ensure I do not put myself in compromised situations in the future.”
Since turning pro, this is the second off-field incident that the former Ohio State Buckeye had to address with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. In 2017, Elliott was suspended six games for an alleged domestic violence incident, an incident that Elliott denied ever happened. During the 2017 season, Elliott appealed the suspension decision before ultimately losing that appeal and serving the suspension.
Elliott met with Goodell on Tuesday to discuss the incident and according to NFL.com’s Mike Garafolo, a suspension is not expected.
— Ezekiel Elliott (@EzekielElliott) July 2, 2019