In the midst of the Ezekiel Elliott holdout, TMZ reported that the Dallas Cowboys are being sued over the potential cover up of details over a 2017 car accident involving Ezekiel Elliott just just a few days before the Cowboys NFC Divisional Round game against the Green Bay Packers.
The Dallas Cowboys conspired with police to cover up info from a 2017 car crash that would have sidelined Ezekiel Elliott from a crucial NFL playoff game ... so says a new lawsuit obtained by TMZ Sports.
The suit stems from a January 11, 2017 car crash -- 4 days before the Cowboys played the Packers in an NFC Divisional Round game -- when Zeke slammed a GMC Yukon into a BMW 750 driven by Ronnie Hill on his way to the Cowboys practice facility.
Hill claims Zeke was obviously at fault because the running back was running late to practice and had “barreled through a red light” -- causing more than $33,000 in damage to Hill’s vehicle. Hill claims he was physically injured in the wreck.
In fact, Hill claims the Dallas Cowboys “conspired with the Frisco Police Dept. to cover up the severity of the accident to assure that Elliott’s health would not be placed in question before their playoff game.”
According to Hill’s suit, “If anyone had actually reported the impact of the accident and had Elliott been examined he would have most likely been placed in concussion protocol and out for the Dallas Cowboys upcoming playoff game.”
While this has nothing to do with the current state of Elliott’s holdout, it sounds as if the Cowboys and Ezekiel Elliott may have to come together to work out the details on a potential court case. The lawsuit is for the incredible number of $20 million.
There always seems to be something going on with Ezekiel Elliott, and this is just the latest of issues (that we know about) since being drafted with the fourth-overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft.