Ezekiel Elliott Reportedly Accused Of Punching A Man In Dallas Bar Altercation

by NESN Staff

July 17, 2017

Ezekiel Elliott isn’t doing himself any favors these days.

The Cowboys running back was involved in an altercation at Clutch Bar in Dallas late Sunday night, Mike Fisher of 105.3 The Fan in Dallas reported Monday, citing sources. ESPN’s Adam Schefter confirmed Fisher’s report but added no arrests had been made in connection with the incident as of Monday morning.

It’s still unclear exactly what took place, but Busted Coverage shared a direct message from an unknown source on Twitter claiming Elliott punched a DJ, who had to go to the hospital as a result.

TMZ Sports reports that police were called to Clutch at around 9:30 p.m. local time for a “disturbance” and spoke to a man who claimed his nose had been broken. The man couldn’t remember who hit him, per TMZ Sports, but his friend accused Elliott as the attacker.

No other details have surfaced from Sunday night and no official criminal complaint has been filed. Still, it’s pretty bad timing for Elliott, who already is under NFL investigation stemming from a 2016 domestic violence incident and reportedly could face a short suspension.

The Cowboys apparently are aware of the situation, according to Fisher, whose source also indicated the NFL will take a look at the “accumulative nature of (Elliott’s) behavior,” which would include his latest incident Sunday.

UPDATE (11:30 a.m. ET): A few more details have emerged regarding Sunday’s incident.

TMZ Sports has published a video that appears to show a man on the ground after being hit by an assailant. The person who shot the video claims the man was having a verbal altercation with a woman when another man she claims was Elliott intervened and punched the victim.

Police who arrived on the scene did not confirm Elliott as the attacker nor charge him with any crime, per TMZ Sports. The Dallas police department also released a statement that the attacker has not been identified.


Thumbnail photo via Kirby Lee/USA TODAY Sports Images

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