While Ezekiel Elliott is being investigated over his potential involvement in a nightclub altercation wherein a DJ was knocked unconscious, one witness has come forth to proclaim the Dallas Cowboys running back’s innocence.
Michael Huffman, a bouncer who was working at the nightclub at the time of the incident, told the Star-Telegram that Elliot was just in the wrong place at the wrong time. Huffman said he was close to the 21-year-old when the punch was thrown, hoping to snap a selfie with the Cowboys star.
“It didn’t go down like that,” said Huffman, referring to claims that Elliott punched out the disc jockey, DJ DTrain. “Everybody is saying that but he didn’t throw the punch …
“Zeke was just standing there arms folded chilling feeling the crowd. Then I seen DJ getting loud toward the vicinity of Zeke and then I see an overhand right come over the back of Zeke shoulder that landed square in DTrain’s face and he went to sleep. He didn’t even see it. Then the crowd circled and dispersed. I’m surprised a whole video hasn’t been released yet.”
At least one other witness identified Elliott as the punch-thrower, but the victim does not know who hit him.
Elliott could already be facing a short suspension due to domestic violence allegations made last summer, and would likely be subjected to league discipline if found guilty in this altercation as well.
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