LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- An EDC security guard filed charges against Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliot after an alleged assault in May.
The alleged assault happened on May 19 around three o’clock in the morning. Kyle Johnson said Elliot became confrontational when he was not allowed inside a restricted area.
“I put my hands up and said, ‘hey Zeke, you’re a big man, you’re in the NFL’ that’s all I said to him before he came up to me, bumped me and then shoved me over a metal railing,” said Johnson.
Initially, Johnson said he was only seeking a sincere apology from Elliot, but decided to press charges after he says the NFL and Elliot tried to sweep the incident under the rug.
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police will conduct an investigation before charges can officially be filed. If there is enough evidence to move forward, Elliot could be charged with battery.
“To not have anything happen to him, the NFL is basically saying it’s okay to go to Vegas, get obliterated and shove people over fences,” said Johnson.
Elliot apologized shortly after the altercation but Johnson said his apology lacked sincerity.
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