Reports emerged Monday morning that Ezekiel Elliott of the Dallas Cowboys was involved in an altercation at a Dallas bar on Sunday.
That report has been confirmed by ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Ezekiel Elliott in incident at Dallas bar, per source. More to come today on ESPN.https://t.co/bARYNDoxPW— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 17, 2017
Schefter also tweeted this statement from the Dallas police department with regards to the incident:
Statement from Dallas police regarding the Sunday night altercation that involved Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott: pic.twitter.com/AIObmC8uqW— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 17, 2017
It had been previously reported that Elliott might be facing a short (one- to two-game) suspension pending the conclusion of the NFL’s investigation into the domestic violence allegations.
The suspension is regarded as a potential “break” for the New York Giants, who face the Cowboys in a week one, prime time, match-up.
(It should also be noted that promising young defensive end David Irving will already be serving a four game suspension for PED use.)
Giants fans have heard much regarding the “distraction” of Odell Beckham Jr., who has been seen in the off-season with musician (and friend) Drake, court-side at the NBA finals, and elsewhere. Not to mention his flair for the dramatic (and distracting) on the field (and sidelines) during the game.
But whatever — potentially unwanted — attention Beckham may draw to himself, he has never had the kinds of legal issues that Elliott has had.