UPDATED: Thursday, July 20
According to ESPN, due to a lack of witnesses and victim cooperation, Dallas police have suspended the investigation involving Ezekiel Elliott.
“Dallas detectives made several attempts to contact the victim through various ways but at this time have not been able to make contact. To date no witnesses have come forward to provide any additional information about this incident,” a portion of the statement read.
Damn, Ezekiel. Say it ain’t so.
Just a few months after pulling a woman’s shirt down amidst a group of hundreds at a St. Patrick’s Day party, Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott may have been involved in yet another incident. According to ESPN, Dallas police officers were called to a bar around 9:40 p.m. on Sunday where a 30-year-old man said he was physically assaulted. He was taken to the hospital with no life threatening injuries. A source confirmed to ESPN’s Adam Schefter that Elliott was involved.
Oddly enough, Elliott isn’t named on the police report about the alleged bar fight. But the NFL has already released a statement.
“We are aware of the matter and looking into it to understand the facts,” league spokesman Brian McCarthy told Pro Football Talk via email.
The Pro Bowler was also spotted at a weed dispensary in Seattle, and Cowboys owner Jerry Jones wasn’t too happy.
“In general, while it may not be wrong, it’s just not good,” Jones said at the time. “I don’t want to say anymore.”
Then in February, Elliott was spotted interacting with police at a bar arresting one of his friends. Elliott has been under investigation by the league since a domestic violence allegation was made against him last year back in his college town of Ohio. The 21-year-old baller is currently facing a “short suspension” for that incident.
Elliott’s only been in the league for a season, but he’s already racking up quite a bit of off the field indiscretions.