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Las Vegas Police Investigating Shoving Incident Involving Cowboys Running Back Ezekiel Elliott At Music Festival

UPDATE: Cowboys Ezekiel Elliott Won't Face Criminal Charges Related To Las Vegas Shoving Incident

LAS VEGAS (CBSDFW.COM) - Las Vegas Police confirm they are investigating Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott over his conduct at a music festival there on May 19.

Security guard Kyle Johnson said Elliott bumped him and shoved him over a metal railing.

Someone recorded the incident on their cell phone.

Police handcuffed Elliott for a short time, but he was not arrested.

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Ezekiel Elliott handcuffed (credit: TMZ Sports)

Johnson said he is pressing charges after the NFL did not punish Elliott.

Elliott's lawyers say he is the target of extortion.

Elliott met with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Tuesday, July 2 over the incident.

Afterwards, Elliott tweeted a statement that included:

I've worked hard to make better decisions and to live up to the high standards that are expected of me.

I failed to do that here and I made a poor decision.

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Ezekiel Elliott of the Dallas Cowboys attends a game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Dallas Mavericks at American Airlines Center on January 07, 2019 in Dallas, Texas. (Getty Images)

On Wednesday, July 3, the NFL ultimately decided the Las Vegas incident did not violate the personal conduct policy and no further action was needed.


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