Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott has come under some serious heat for using force against an Electric Daisy Carnival security guard at the Las Vegas music festival earlier this month. While initial reports stated the football player wouldn’t face legal punishment, the victim is requesting a sincere apology or he may do so himself.
Kyle Johnson was the 19-year-old security guard who was pushed into a rail and knocked over by the 23-year-old athlete on festival grounds. Johnson divulged that he wasn’t injured during the incident. He did get an apology from Ezekiel Elliott, but wasn’t totally satisfied with it.
I did get an apology from him, it wasn’t a sincere apology. He didn’t maintain eye contact. It didn’t seem sincere at all. I wasn’t hurt or anything but to have someone that you looked up to shove you on the ground over a metal fence? It’s not the biggest thing in the world … but [to say] nothing happened? I mean, come on.
Zeke’s attorney, Frank Salzano downplayed the incident in another statement to TMZ Sports:
Security misconstrued and overreacted to the situation. He was cuffed as a precautionary measure. He was released with no charges and left Vegas that night and went to his [youth football camp in Dallas] on Sunday.
According to newly surfaced reports, Johnson is now considering pressing charges… unless he receives a proper apology, that is.
See video footage from the incident here.