Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott met with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell this week regarding the incident in Las Vegas in which Elliott was involved in an altercation with a security guard at an EDC music festival back on May 19th.
Elliott is taking ownership, and responsibility, of the incident following the meeting, saying “I made a poor decision.”
Elliott knocked down the 19-year old security guard during the altercation, however no charges were filed.
“Earlier today, I met with the Commissioner to share with him what occurred in Las Vegas and what I have learned from that incident,” Elliott said (h/t TMZ Sports). “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.”
Elliott added that he has reached out the security guard to issue an apology.
“I apologized to Kyle Johnson at the time and I meant it” Elliott said. “I need to work harder to ensure I do not put myself in compromised situations in the future. I am rededicating myself to use all of the resources that the league has made available. But in the end, it is up to me and I am determined not to be in this position again.”
It is unclear at this time if Elliott will be punished by the league for the incident, and they very well could decide to hand down a suspension, although Elliott was never charged with a crime in the case.