Ezekiel Elliott Gets Slapped With Giant Lawsuit Claiming He And Cowboys Covered Up Severity Of 2017 Car Crash

Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott gets hit with $20 million lawsuit claiming he and team covered up severity of 2017 car crash

Getty Image

Ezekiel Elliott is down in Cancun right now living it up as he postures for position with the Dallas Cowboys about a new contract, but, however things end up between he and the team, the All-Pro running back has a bigger issue to deal with — like a $20 million lawsuit stemming from a 2017 car crash.

According to TMZ Sports, Ezekiel Elliott is being accused by the other person involved in the accident, Ronnie Hill, as covering up the severity of the incident, with Hill even claiming that the Cowboys got involved with misleading how bad it really was. Per the report, Hill said the team “conspired with the Frisco Police Dept. to cover up the severity of the accident to assure that Elliott’s health would not be placed in question before their playoff game.” The 2017 car crash occurred on January 11, just four days before a Cowboys playoff game with the Green Bay Packers.

Although the accident was described as nothing more than a “minor vehicle crash,” Ronnie Hill’s lawsuit claims things were much more severe — with the accident reportedly causing $33,000 in damages, as well as physical injuries to Hill — and now he’s looking for some serious money as repercussion.

“If anyone had actually reported the impact of the accident and had Elliott been examined he would have most likely been placed in concussion protocol and out for the Dallas Cowboys upcoming playoff game.”

Following the 2017 incident, Ezekiel Elliott made light of the situation, even taking to Twitter to describe how he felt afterwards.

Ronnie Hill claims that, on the night of the car crash, the Cowboys running back ran a red light and hit Hill’s car so hard that it wedged the two of them together, which later required a tow truck to separate them. It was at the accident scene that Hill claims that the Cowboys running back coach, Gary Brown, showed up and told Hill, “We will take care of everything.” But with neither the team nor Ezekiel Elliott paying Hill, he’s looking for millions in damages. Nothing like a $20 million lawsuit to kick-off training camp, right?

This adds to the list of things Elliott has found himself involved in away from the field. Remember, not long ago he was caught on video pushing a security guard to the ground at a music festival, and he’s already been suspended before for a 2017 assault incident, so it might be best for this guy to get back to focusing on just football as fast as possible.

(H/T Bleacher Report)

Nick Dimengo avatar
Nick's a Sr. Editor for BroBible, mainly relying on his Sports Encyclopedia-like mind to write about things. He's also the co-host of the BroBible podcast "We Run This," and can be seen sweating his ass off while frequently running 10+ miles around Seattle.