Over the weekend, word broke that Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott was preparing for a potential suspension from the NFL, stemming from a long-term investigation into domestic violence allegations back in 2016. Unfortunately, Elliott now has another reported incident to explain away, as reported by Mike Fisher of 105.3 The Fan in Dallas.
With regard to the incident, Fisher wrote the following on Scout.com
Elliott seemed unencumbered by the situation on Saturday when he attended Tony Romo's National Fantasy Football Convention, signing autographs for fans and playfully leaping into a Salvation Army kettle, recreating a scene from his stellar 2016 season. But a day and a half later, sources tell me, Elliott was at Clutch Bar. ... A punch was thrown. ... Police were called. ... An ambulance arrived on the scene.
The Dallas Police have since released this statement.
On July 16, 2017, at approximately 9:40 pm, Dallas officers were dispatched to a disturbance call in the 2500 lock of Cedar Springs Road. The disturbance involved a 30 year old male victim who state he had been physically assaulted. According to the report, the victim did not know who assaulted him. The victim was transported to an area hospital for non-life threatening injuries. There were no arrests made for this offense, nor were there anyone listed on the report as a suspension. This investigation is on-going and we will update you information becomes available.
The police report does not mention an arrest, nor does it mention Elliott or any suspect in the assault. The Cowboys have also released their own statement, saying that the team is aware of the incident and investigation.
Elliott is currently facing a potential suspension from the NFL due to a previous domestic violence investigation. Elliott has not been charged in that incident, but it is believed that he will be suspended following the NFL's own investigation into the matter.