While no video has surfaced of the alleged Ezekiel Elliot incident at Clutch bar, TMZ posted the above video of the aftermath. The video shows a man on the bar floor being attended to then cuts to him outside the bar next to an ambulance.
Here’s what we know so far about the incident. TMZ reported two different witnesses said Elliott punched the man. Reports indicate the victim appeared intoxicated, and did not name the person who punched him. His friend told TMZ, “It was that Dallas Cowboys running back.”
The person filming the above video said the person who was punched had a verbal disagreement someone in Elliott’s party, and Elliott got involved.
Here’s the details from TMZ.
The person who shot the video tells us the man was involved in a verbal altercation with a woman who was in Ezekiel’s party … when Ezekiel got involved.
The witness says she saw Ezekiel punch the man — corroborating the story the victim’s friend told police. However, cops at the scene could not confirm Zeke was the attacker and he has not been arrested or charged with a crime.
It is important to note that Elliot, nor anyone else was arrested. Elliott was not at the bar when the police arrived. Scout’s Mike Fisher reported Elliott is not named in the police report. Citing a source, Fisher relays a few more details on the incident based on what he is hearing.
Sources tell me, Elliott was at Clutch Bar. … A punch was thrown. … Police were called. … An ambulance arrived on the scene.
None of this automatically makes Elliott guilty in a Sunday night incident, or “guilty’’ (in a legal sense) for previous incidents. Nor does it make the picture painted of the scene automatically true; indeed, as of 9:22 a.m., Dallas police tell me there was no arrest. (It is clear that a person was transported to a hospital.) And we’ve gotten a look at the official police report and it does not mention Elliott at all. I’m also told that Elliott and the person who claims to have been punched may be friendly.
This incident comes days after ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported there was a “growing sense” around the NFL that Elliott would receive a short suspension.
Fisher provided an update to Shefter’s suspension story noting the league has handed over their findings to Elliott. If a suspension is levied, Fisher noted it would be for “the cumulative nature of his behavior.”