Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott reportedly involved in bar altercation
Dallas Cowboys All-Pro running back Ezekiel Elliott was involved in a late-night altercation at a local bar.
According to multiple reports, Elliott was seen at the Clutch Bar in Dallas on Sunday night.
The Dallas Police Department was dispatched to the club at 9:40 p.m. where they encountered a 30-year-old male, who said he had been assaulted.
The man could not identify who assaulted him, and was later transported to the hospital for non–life threatening injuries. TMZ Sports posted footage on its website of the alleged victim on the floor of the bar after the incident.
The man was later identified as 30-year-old Nkemakola Ibeneme of Dallas, who told police he’d been punched in the face. A witness told The Star-Telegram that it was Ibeneme who started the altercation and that Elliott did not throw a punch.
This is reportedly a photo of Ibeneme’s injuries.
No arrests have been made, and the Cowboys have reportedly been made aware of the incident.
“We are aware of the matter and looking into it to understand the facts," the National Football League said in a statement.
The news comes as Elliott is awaiting resolution of an investigation by the NFL into a domestic violence incident that took place in 2016.
The woman, Tiffany Thompson, filed a police report last July alleging that Elliott assaulted her in a car.
Elliott has denied the allegations and authorities in Columbus, Ohio, where the incident took place, declined to bring charges.
Elliott led the NFL in rushing with 1,631 yards last season and also scored 15 touchdowns, helping the Cowboys win the NFC East.