“What is it about you that has allowed you to take the next step, not just as a player, but as a person? Because no one I talked to has anything else to say except, ‘Wow, Zeke’s maturity level is just off the charts now.'”
That’s how the CBS-DFW reporter began his interview this past weekend with Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott.
Less than 24 hours later, this happened…
While no charges were filed following the altercation at a music festival in Las Vegas, Elliott was banned from the venue and caught on camera shoving a security guard before being handcuffed by police – not really the type of thing that typically happens to mature people.
“It doesn’t take long being around the two-time NFL rushing champion to know he’s come a long way in his maturity off the field since he was drafted,” reads the caption on the CBS-DFW video and the accompanying article.
“Came into this league really young, had a lot to learn… I got those boo boos. I messed up a couple of times, and I learned from my mistakes… it made me a better person,” Elliott added in the interview.
The Dallas Morning News also followed up on the interview with Elliott with a story of their own talking about his maturity on Monday. A story which now begins, “Editor’s note: This story has been updated following video surfacing of Ezekiel Elliott being handcuffed, but not reportedly arrested, at a music festival in Vegas over the weekend.”
Whoops. Talk about your bad timing.https://twitter.com/Grellinsteaks/status/1130523777278910464
This aged beautifully— Frank Passalacqua (@randomfrankp) May 20, 2019
Does this even count as an Old Takes Exposed?! The body's still hot on this take!— Jimmy Miller (@miller_jimmy) May 20, 2019
That escalated quickly🤣🤣— Anthony (@AntStro17) May 20, 2019
Ezekiel Elliott Handcuffed at EDC Vegas After Knocking Man to the Ground https://t.co/tyafshJ4WZ
Guess he’ll be walking back the whole maturity thing in 10...9...8... pic.twitter.com/y9WENTBisb— Mermaid 🧜🏼♀️ (@MermaidEight17) May 20, 2019
Anybody get through the headline with a straight face?— Andrew Morris (@andrewmorris82) May 20, 2019