Handcuffed at the Vegas Festival …
After hitting the man on the ground
20/05/2019 9:34 PDT
Ezekiel Elliott handcuffed at the EDC Music Festival in Las Vegas this weekend after throwing a security guard to the ground and TMZ Sports to the video.
… but the NFL star's lawyer says that Zeke was NOT officially arrested (only detained) and claims that everything is a lot of noise for nothing.
Here is the contract … The Dallas Cowboys superstar was spotted at the Electric Daisy Carnival parking lot around 3am on Saturday morning, arguing with his girlfriend.
Zeke never puts his hands on the woman, but he uses his body to prevent him from moving away several times during the argument.
Shortly after, we see Zeke and the woman talking with the staff of the event. When Elliott suddenly confronts them and says, "Do you have something to say!"
Zeke puts himself in the staff member's face and uses his body to push him backwards until the staff member hits a metal door. It is at this point that Zeke uses his forearm to push him to the ground.
Zeke immediately raises his hands in the air and says, "I did not do anything!
Security Events – With agents from the Las Vegas Metro Police Department, they rush and end up handcuffing Zeke and escorting him out of the scene.
We talked with Zeke's lawyer, Frank Salzano, who says that Elliott was released shortly after the end of our video and that he was not officially arrested or charged with a crime.
Salzano said that Elliott was just having a normal chat with his girlfriend and blaming the safety of the events for "reacting excessively".
"The safety has been misinterpreted and has overreacted to the situation," Salzano told TMZ Sports.
"He was handcuffed as a precaution, was released without charge, left Vegas that night, and went to his home. [youth football camp in Dallas] on Sunday."
Even without an official arrest, Elliott could face disciplinary sanctions from the NFL if he finds out that his actions violate the league's personal conduct policy.
Remember, the league had been investigating Zeke in 2017 as a result of allegations that Physically abused an ex-girlfriend – and even though he was not arrested, the league felt that there was enough evidence to warrant a Suspension of 6 matches.
Zeke always asserted that he had not attacked the accuser in this situation.