Ezekiel Elliott has avoided another suspension.
The NFL on Wednesday announced the Cowboys running back did not violate the league’s personal conduct policy and will not be punished for an incident at a music festival in Las Vegas earlier this year.
“Immediately following reports of an incident in Las Vegas in May involving Ezekiel Elliott of the Dallas Cowboys, the NFL conducted a comprehensive investigation that included interviews with multiple witnesses, including security personnel and others with direct involvement, as well as a review of documentary and other information,” the league said in a statement.
“On Tuesday, as part of the review, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell met with Mr. Elliott to reinforce the standards of conduct expected of him and the consequences for failing to meet those standards.
“Mr. Elliott acknowledged that he demonstrated poor judgment and committed to make better choices in the future. He volunteered to take advantage of the resources available to help him continue to grow personally.
“Commissioner Goodell determined there was no violation of the personal conduct policy and no further action is warranted.”
Elliott had shared a statement on Twitter one day earlier, confirming the meeting and promising to work hard to ensure he stays out of trouble in the future.
“I need to work harder on myself to ensure I do not put myself in compromised situations in the future,” Elliott wrote, in part. “I am rededicating myself to use all of the resources that the league has made available. But in the end, it is up to me and I am determined not to be in this position again.”
— Ezekiel Elliott (@EzekielElliott) July 2, 2019
Elliott was handcuffed at the Electric Daisy Carnival at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in May after a shoving incident with an event staffer. Elliott had been seen arguing with his girlfriend in the parking lot of the event before the altercation.
His attorney, Frank Salzano, told TMZ Sports that Elliott was detained but not formally arrested or charged.
Elliott previously had been suspended for an off-field altercation in which he was accused of abusing his ex-girlfriend, though he wasn’t arrested or charged.
The latest incident comes after Dallas 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.