Ever since he last suited up in the Scarlet and Gray, running back Ezekiel Elliott has made headlines for both his on and off field actions. Even though the NFL is in its offseason, that continued to be true this morning, with Mike Fisher reporting that Elliott was involved in an altercation at a bar in Dallas.
No arrests have been made as of this post, but the Dallas police did release a statement.
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
According to CBS Philly, Fisher reported Monday on 105.3 The Fan, the NFL will take a look at, “these are exact words from a source — ‘accumulative nature of Zeke’e behavior.'”
This latest scuffle will be another piece of evidence in the NFL investigation already taking place around the running back. Elliott’s been back in the news this week with reports that the NFL is mulling over a potential punishment — likely a one or two game suspension — for Elliott’s involvement in an alleged domestic violence altercation with a woman ahead of his rookie season.
While no charges were filed following the July 2016 incident, citing conflicting and inconsistent evidence, the prosecutor’s office wouldn’t go as far as saying Elliott committed no wrongdoing, only that there wasn’t enough evidence to pursue a conviction.
In November of last year, it was reported by Sports Illustrated that the same woman called police against Elliott in February 2016 during an argument in Florida. Elliott wasn’t arrested in that dispute either, for the same lack of evidence and witnesses.
Those weren’t the sole incidents that could worry the NFL, either. Elliott was also recorded pulling down a woman’s top during a St. Patrick’s Day parade in March 2017. The woman didn’t file any charges, but the behavior could be an issue for the NFL regardless of whether or not it was a consensual act.
The NFL will include this latest incident with a bouncer at a Dallas club in their thorough investigation, and will ultimately have to make a decision — sooner rather than later — about Elliott’s status at the beginning of the 2017 regular season.