Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott, whose behavior is under investigation by the NFL, has drawn unwanted attention because of an incident Sunday night in a Dallas bar.
Dallas police say that they were summoned to Clutch Bar at around 9:40 p.m. CDT because a 30-year-old patron said he had been physically assaulted by an unnamed man in the incident, which was first reported by 105.3 FM the Fan in Dallas. The man, a local deejay named Nkemakola Ibeneme, was taken to a hospital for injuries that were not life-threatening, no arrests were made and Elliott was not named on the police report. However, The Fan, TMZ, the Dallas Morning News and ESPN cited sources naming Elliott in what Dallas police told The Washington Post in an email is an ongoing investigation. A lawyer for the Cowboys star has not responded to a request from The Post for comment.
Later on Monday, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram quoted a man who claimed to be an eye witness and said that Elliott “didn’t throw the punch.” The man, a bouncer at another Texas bar who was in Dallas on Sunday evening, told the newspaper that he had a good view of the events because he was trying to get close to Elliott to take a selfie.
“Zeke was just standing there arms folded chilling feeling the crowd,” the man said in a message to the Star-Telegram. He claimed that as Ibeneme was “getting loud toward the vicinity” of the running back, he saw “an overhand right come over the back” of Elliott and land “square” in Ibeneme’s face, putting the latter…
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