FRISCO, Texas – Ezekiel Elliott won’t be facing any NFL discipline stemming from his altercation at a Las Vegas concert, according to the NFL.
The news comes one day after Elliott met with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell about the incident, which saw the Pro Bowl running back handcuffed but not arrested at an outdoor concert back in May. In a public statement, Goodell deemed that Elliott did not violate the league’s personal conduct policy and that no further action would be warranted.
The statement also said Elliott acknowledged that he displayed poor judgment in the situation, and he committed to make better choices in the future. In his own statement, published Tuesday on Twitter, Elliott said “I am rededicating myself to use all of the resources that the league has made available” to help him do that.
“But in the end, it is up to me,” he added. “I am determined not to be in this position again.”
In the statement, the NFL added that the league conducted a comprehensive investigation of the situation which included multiple witnesses, including security personnel and “others with direct involvement.”
Videos initially surfaced in May of Elliott arguing at the venue, and he was initially handcuffed after bumping a member of the security staff. Elliott said in his statement that he apologized to the staffer.
This news clears the uncertainty that has been hanging around Elliott and the Cowboys for the last two months. Two years ago, Elliott reported to training camp amid speculation about possible violations of the personal conduct policy, and he was eventually suspended for six games, sparking a months-long legal battle that lingered around the Cowboys’ season.
With this situation resolved, the Cowboys have to be optimistic they will report for camp in three weeks with no such drama in the air.