Cowboys sued for $ 20 million after they covered & # 39; a car accident with Ezekiel Elliott & # 39;
The Dallas Cowboys are being charged $ 20 million after alleged conspiracy with the Texas local police to cover up a car accident in 2017 where Ezekiel Elliott was behind.
Elliott allegedly drove a red light on January 11, 2017 and rammed his GMC truck in a BMW sedan of a man named Ronnie Hill, according to a lawsuit obtained by TMZ.
Hill claims that Elliott, now 24, was late for training and & # 39; due to a red light & # 39; burst into his BMW.
The Cowboys were days away from playing the Green Bay Packers in the play-offs at that time.
According to Hill, the Cowboys worked with the Frisco (Texas) police to cover up the seriousness of the accident to ensure that Elliott's health would not be questioned before their play-off game. & # 39;
When asked by email if the team wanted to comment or deny the story, a Dallas Cowboys spokesperson told the Daily Mail: & # 39; No & # 39 ;.
The Dallas Cowboys are being charged $ 20 million after alleged conspiracy with the Texas local police to cover up a car accident in 2017 where Ezekiel Elliott was behind. Elliott is said to have driven a red light on January 11, 2017 and rammed his GMC truck into a BMW sedan of a man named Ronnie Hill, according to a lawsuit obtained by TMZ
The Frisco, Texas police did not immediately respond to the Daily Mail's request for comment.
Hill claims that every medical evaluation of Elliott would have revealed a concussion that could have kept him out of the January 15 match against the Packers, which they eventually lost with the star back in the line-up. (Elliott played well, won 125 yards on 22 carry & # 39; s).
& # 39; If someone had actually reported the impact of the accident and had investigated Elliott, he would most likely have been placed in a concussion protocol and coming out for the upcoming Dallas Cowboys playoff match & Hill, told TMZ.
The team's training camp recently started in Oxnard, California, but Elliott stands firm during a contract dispute and is said to have traveled to a resort in Mexico.
According to the lawsuit, Hill says that cowboys running Gary Brown arrived on the scene of the crash and told him: & # 39; We'll take care of everything & # 39 ;.
Hill, however, claimed that that was incorrect.
According to the lawsuit, Hill says that cowboys running Gary Brown (photo) arrived at the crash site and told him: & # 39; We'll take care of everything & # 39;
& # 39; Ezekiel Elliott believes he is above the law, & # 39; Friedman told TMZ. & # 39; He is not following any rules. As a citizen and member of our community, he has a duty to obey the law and to act responsibly, especially while driving a motor vehicle.
& # 39; There are no exceptions for walk-backs or members of the Dallas Cowboys.
& # 39; He has acknowledged liability in this case, but refuses to take responsibility because on so many other occasions he refused to take responsibility if he has not complied with the law, & # 39; Friedman continued.
& # 39; My client is claiming damages for his injuries and wants his day in court. & # 39;
Friedman did not respond immediately to the request for confirmation of the Daily Mail.
Elliott is currently being investigated by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police after being filmed on May 19 while pushing a guard at the Electric Daisy Carnival (photo)
Elliott has had a successful but turbulent career since being recalled from the state of Ohio with the fourth overall choice of the 2016 NFL design.
The dual Pro Bowl selection has been accused by a former girlfriend of abuse, although the prosecutors in Ohio did not want to sue. Either way, Elliott was still suspended for six games in 2017 for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy, although the allegations were made before he was drafted.
Elliott is currently being investigated by the Metropolitan Police Department of Las Vegas after being filmed on May 19 while pushing a guard at the Electric Daisy Carnival.
The LVMPD confirmed to the Daily Mail that there is an open investigation into the case. TMZ was the first to report the LVMPD probe.
The NFL announced on July 3 that Elliott will not be disciplined for the incident. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell determined that there was no violation of personal behavior policy, the competition said.
At the time of the incident, Elliott was simply handcuffed by the LVMPD instead of being arrested or charged.
However, the alleged victim of Elliott, guard Kyle Johnson, has recently filed a complaint against the troubled NFL star.
Elliott & # 39; s camp has accused Johnson of extortion in a statement released to the NFL network.
& # 39; Over the past few weeks, Mr. Elliott was the target of extortion & # 39 ;, said Elliott lawyers Scott Rosenblum and Jason Lampert in the statement. & # 39; The filing of a criminal complaint against Mr. Elliott in connection with the Las Vegas incident is the last attempt to do so. Mr. Elliott and his team are in contact with all competent authorities and cooperate fully with them in their investigation. & # 39;
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