Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott was handcuffed over the weekend at the Electric Daisy Carnival music festival in Las Vegas after a shoving incident with an event staffer, TMZ Sports reported Monday
According to the report, accompanied by what appear to be stills from a video TMZ said it has, Elliott was seen arguing with his girlfriend in a parking lot at 3 a.m. local time. Although Elliott doesn’t appear put his hands on her in the video, according to the report, he does block her from walking away several times. That’s apparently when event staffers stepped in.
When confronted, Elliot said, “You got something to say?!”
He then shoved one staffer backward and again to the ground before throwing his hands up and declaring, “I didn’t do anything!”
Elliott eventually was handcuffed and escorted off the property after event security and Las Vegas Metro Police arrived.
Elliott’s attorney, Frank Salzano, told TMZ Sports that his client was detained but not formally arrested or charged.
“Security misconstrued and overreacted to the situation,” Salzano said. “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.”
Still, Elliott could still face discipline for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy. He previously was suspended for an off-field altercation in which he was accused of abusing his ex-girlfriend despite not being arrested or charged.
The latest incident comes after Dallas last month picked up the fifth-year option on Elliott’s rookie contract that will pay him $9.1 million for the 2020 season. He is set to make $3.9 million in 2019.
Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said earlier this month that Elliott is “a guy we want to have here long term.”