Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott Sued Over Alleged Dog Attack
FRISCO - Ezekiel Elliott is known as a proud dog owner, but he's now facing legal action regarding his pets as the Dallas Cowboys star is being sued after a woman claims she was viciously attacked by his animals.
In a document obtained by TMZ, the women said she went to Elliott’s residence on March 11 to clean his pool, when she was "ambushed'' by his three dogs, a Rottweiler and two bulldogs. The woman says she sustained serious injury due to the "Rottweiler dragging her by her arm while two bulldogs bit her legs.''
The woman says she required surgery for her injuries as a result of the incident, which did result in a call to Frisco Police, with no charges filed over the incident. In the lawsuit, the woman states that she is still dealing with issues with her surgically repaired arm, and says she continues to constantly suffer from mental and physical pain over the attack.
The suit also alleges that Elliott's dogs on a previous occasion attacked another pool cleaner, claiming that in December of 2019, the Rottweiler bit another person who worked for her cleaning company.
The woman's lawsuit is asking for a sum between $200,000 and $1 million.
Elliott’s attorney, Frank Salzano, claimed that the cleaner was not supposed to be at the residence on the day of the incident and was thus trespassing. Salzano gave a statement to TMZ that said, “The plaintiff was unauthorized to be on the premises the day of the incident and either willfully disregarded and/or negligently ignored her employer's policy which required Elliott to be notified in advance of any visits. We look forward to further establishing the plaintiff's contributory negligence during the course of this matter.”
Elliott teammate Dak Prescott was involved in a similar case regarding his dogs and a woman claiming she was attacked by them.