50.9 F
Fort Worth
Saturday, October 31, 2020
Government Cowboys' Elliott detained by police at Vegas music festival

Cowboys’ Elliott detained by police at Vegas music festival

Other News

Developer tied to Texas AG says feds tampered with warrants

By JAKE BLEIBERG Associated PRESSDALLAS (AP) — On a summer morning last year, FBI agents arrived at the home of a prominent...

Rice Tilley Jr.: June 21, 1936-Oct. 28, 2020

Longtime Fort Worth lawyer and leader Rice Tilley died Wednesday morning, reportedly of complications of COVID-19. He was a political, legal and...

Developer tied to Texas AG accused judge, others of fraud

By JAKE BLEIBERG Associated PressDALLAS (AP) — An Austin real estate developer at the center of recent allegations against Texas Attorney General...

Who killed Sweden’s prime minister? 1986 assassination of Olof Palme is finally solved – maybe

Andrew Nestingen, University of Washington It took 34 years,...

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Dallas Cowboys star Ezekiel Elliott was handcuffed by police, but not arrested, after a scuffle involving event staff at a Las Vegas music festival, officials said Monday.

The 23-year-old running back was detained briefly about 3 a.m. Saturday near a gate to the overnight Electric Daisy Carnival at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway after police officers saw him “push a security officer to the ground,” Officer Laura Meltzer said in a statement.

“The security guard who was the victim of the misdemeanor battery refused to press charges,” the statement said, and the officers released Elliott. He was not charged with a crime.

Cellphone video posted by celebrity website TMZ appeared to show Elliott speaking with a woman and then with several security and event staff members, including one who falls backward over a metal parking area barricade before police arrive. Elliott is handcuffed and led away.

Elliott’s agent Frank Salzano said Monday that Elliott was released shortly after the video ends; that event security misconstrued the situation and overreacted; and that Elliott left Las Vegas for Dallas to be at his youth football camp on Sunday. The agent identified the woman in the video as Elliott’s girlfriend.

Salzano declined to respond to the police statement.

“The video speaks for itself,” he said.

The NFL declined to comment on the situation.

Elliott has twice led the NFL in rushing since being drafted in 2016. He has 4,048 yards rushing and 28 TDs on the ground over his three-year career.

He was suspended by the NFL in 2017 for six games for violating the league’s personal conduct policy after an investigation of allegations he had several physical confrontations in the summer of 2016 with his girlfriend at the time.

Elliott denied the allegations, saying he was not an abuser, and fought the suspension for several weeks in several courts before finally serving the suspension.

___

Latest News

FWHS picks demolition contractor for Stop Six Choice Neighborhood Initiative

Fort Worth Housing Solutions has awarded a $2.8 million contract for the abatement and demolition of the former Cavile Place public housing...

Armed Forces Bowl set for Dec. 31 at Amon G. Carter Stadium

The 18th edition of the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl will be played on Thursday, Dec. 31, at TCU’s Amon G. Carter...

Pelosi, Trump administration trade blame over virus aid

By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — The major players in Washington's COVID-19 relief blame game lobbed familiar volleys on Thursday, marking...

Developer tied to Texas AG says feds tampered with warrants

By JAKE BLEIBERG Associated PRESSDALLAS (AP) — On a summer morning last year, FBI agents arrived at the home of a prominent...

White Sox reunite with La Russa, hire Hall of Fame manager

By ANDREW SELIGMAN AP Sports Writer CHICAGO (AP) — Tony La Russa, the Hall of Famer who won a...