Source: Cowboys RB Elliott part of bar incident

From ESPN - July 17, 2017

Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott was involved in a late-night incident at a Dallas bar Sunday, a source confirmed to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

According to the Dallas Police Department, officers were dispatched to the bar around 9:40 p.m. A 30-year-old man said he was physically assaulted but could not identify who assaulted him. The man was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

A Dallas Police spokesperson said no arrests or suspects have been reported in connection with the incident, which was first reported by 105.3 FM The Fan in Dallas. The investigation is ongoing, according to police.

An NFL official said the league is aware of the situation involving Elliott and "looking into it to understand the facts."

Elliott is already under NFL investigation stemming from a 2016 domestic violence accusation against him. The running back had been preparing a response to the league to be submitted in the next week, sources told Schefter.

Multiple sources told Schefter that Elliott could face a one- or two-game suspension, but the NFL has denied that any decision on discipline has been made and said it could not be made until its investigation is complete.

On Saturday, Elliott was the star of the National Fantasy Football Convention at Fair Park in Dallas. He signed autographs and greeted fans. He even jumped in the Salvation Army red kettle that was on hand to re-create his celebration after a touchdown against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last season.

He also took part in a charitable event with Operation Homefront that gave a house to a woman in the armed forces.

But Sunday's incident adds to the series of off-field issues involving Elliott since his first NFL season.

In August, before his first preseason game against the Seahawks, Elliott was spotted at a marijuana dispensary in Seattle. Owner and general manager Jerry Jones was not pleased.

"In general, while it may not be wrong, it's just not good," Jones said of Elliott's visit. "I do not want to say anymore."


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