It’s been almost two months since the news broke that Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott was involved and later handcuffed at a Las Vegas music festival, after shoving a security guard working the event.
Elliott was not arrested, but was detained by LVPD until matters were resolved. Since the altercation went down, little has come up about the issue, other than the security guard talking to TMZ about the situation a few weeks later. But that all changed today when news broke that Elliott will make his way to New York on Tuesday to sit down with Roger Goodell to discuss the incident and what went down. While the video evidence of altercation is available for everyone to see, that doesn’t mean that Elliott is in the clear, by any means.
ESPN reporter Todd Archer reported this morning about the meeting, and the issues that could stem from the event back in May:
Running back Ezekiel Elliott will meet with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell in New York on Tuesday to discuss a May incident in Las Vegas, according to a source. Elliott was briefly detained by police, however a player can be subject to penalty under the personal conduct policy without an arrest. Elliott was suspended six games in 2017 under the personal-conduct policy, stemming from an alleged incident in 2016 involving a former girlfriend in Columbus, Ohio, but he was not arrested or charged by police.
While many thought this would be swept under the rug because of little contact was made in the video, Commissioner Goodell and the NFL could have different plans in mind for the Cowboys’ running back. While there is no word on a suspension, this is something to keep a close eye on over the next few weeks.