Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott escapes charges in Las Vegas incident, report says

Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott planning trip abroad amid contract holdout, report says

It appears Ezekiel Elliott will have one less thing hanging over his head as he pushes for a new contract with the Cowboys.

According to a report from TMZ, the star running back will not face charges for his connection to an altercation at the Electric Daisy Carnival music festival in Las Vegas in May.

Elliott was handcuffed after shoving an event staffer, a TMZ Sports report stated.

He was seen arguing with his girlfriend in a parking lot around 3 a.m. local time. Although Elliott doesn’t appear put his hands on her in the cellphone video obtained by TMZ, the report noted he allegedly blocked her from walking away several times which is when event staffers stepped in. 

Elliott shoved one staffer, Kyle Johnson, to the ground. He eventually was handcuffed and escorted off the property after event security and Las Vegas Metro Police arrived.

After Johnson filed a police report, police gathered evidence and ultimately decided not to move forward with any charges, according to TMZ.

Elliott met with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell in July about the incident and released a statement on Twitter that said he’s “determined not to be in this position again.”

Elliott is still in the middle of a contract dispute with the Cowboys and hasn’t reported to training camp. 

He has been working out to stay in shape in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, according to multiple reports, but will not return to the team without a new deal, ESPN noted, citing a source close to the situation. Elliott has one year left on his rookie contract as well as a fifth-year team option.

The same report added it’s unlikely Elliott will hold out into the regular season. Dallas opens its season Sept. 8 against the Giants.