Cowboys star Ezekiel Elliott 'under police investigation for shoving a security guard in May'

Mail Online | 7/16/2019 | Alex Raskin Sports News Editor For;Reuters
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Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott is now being investigated by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department after being filmed shoving a security guard at the Electric Daisy Carnival on May 19.

The LVMPD has confirmed to the Daily Mail that there is an open investigation into the matter. TMZ was the first to report the LVMPD probe.

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The NFL announced on July 3 that Elliott will not be disciplined for the incident. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell determined there wasn't a violation of the personal conduct policy, the league said.

At the time of the incident, Elliott was just handcuffed by the LVMPD rather than being arrested or charged.

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However Elliott's alleged victim, security guard Kyle Johnson, did recently press charges against the troubled NFL star.

On Saturday, Elliott's camp accused Johnson of extortion in a statement released to the NFL Network.

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'Over the course of the past several weeks, Mr. Elliott has been the target of extortion,' Elliott lawyers Scott Rosenblum and Jason Lampert said in the statement. 'Kyle Johnson's filing of a criminal complaint against Mr. Elliott in connection with the Las Vegas incident is the latest attempt to do so. Mr. Elliott and his team are in contact with all of the proper authorities and are fully cooperating with them in their investigations.'

TMZ originally aired video footage of the incident in which Elliott is seen leaning against a security guard, who fell to the ground when the metal railing behind him toppled over. Elliott was handcuffed and briefly detained by Las Vegas police around 3 a.m. before being released.

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Johnson was displeased with the NFL's decision so he filed charges on Friday.

'To just not have anything happen to him, the NFL is basically saying, "Hey, it's OK for you to go to Vegas, get obliterated, then go shove people over fences,"'...
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