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Ezekiel Elliott handcuffed, but not charged, after shoving security guard

EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY - DECEMBER 30: Ezekiel Elliott #21 of the Dallas Cowboys looks on from the sideline during the fourth quarter against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium on December 30, 2018 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)

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Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott was handcuffed by security at a music festival in Las Vegas early Saturday morning, after shoving a security guard to the ground.

In video obtained by, Elliott was seen having a discussion with his girlfriend. While that didn’t become physical, he did get into an altercation with a security guard, bodying him backward and giving him a forearm into a metal gate, and then throwing his hands up and saying: “I didn’t do anything.”

He was detained by security, but wasn’t charged. His attorney, Frank Salzano, said security was “overreacting.”

“Security misconstrued and overreacted to the situation,” Salzano said.

“He was cuffed as a precautionary measure,” he added. “He was released with no charges. He left Vegas that night and went to his [youth football camp in Dallas] on Sunday.”

While his lawyer may be dismissive, the league will likely want to know much more about the situation, after Elliott was investigated in 2017 for an incident with an ex-girlfriend, leading to a six-game suspension. Since the league’s personal conduct policy can be applied without criminal charges or finding of fault, Elliott could still face consequences from the league.