Dallas Cowboys are Being Sued for $20M for Allegedly Covering Up a Car Crash Involving Running Back Ezekiel Elliott in 2017 So He Could Avoid Any Concussion Tests and Be Ready for a Playoff Game Against the Packers

The Dallas Cowboys are being sued for $20 million after allegedly conspiring with local Texas police to cover up a 2017 car crash involving star running back Ezekiel Elliott.

Elliott allegedly ran a red light on January 11, 2017 and rammed his GMC truck into a BMW sedan belonging to a man named Ronnie Hill, according to a lawsuit obtained by the Daily Mail. TMZ was the first to report the lawsuit.

Hill claims that Elliott, now 24, was running late for practice and ‘barreled through a red light’ and into his BMW.

The Cowboys were days away from playing the Green Bay Packers in the playoffs at the time.

According to Hill, the Cowboys ‘conspired with the Frisco [Texas] Police Department to cover up the severity of the accident to assure that Elliott’s health would not be placed in question before their playoff game.’

When asked by email if the team wanted to comment or deny the story, a Dallas Cowboys spokesperson told the Daily Mail: ‘No.’

The Dallas Cowboys are being sued for $20 million after allegedly conspiring with local Texas police to cover up a 2017 car crash involving star running back Ezekiel Elliott.

Elliott allegedly ran a red light on January 11, 2017 and rammed his GMC truck into a BMW sedan belonging to a man named Ronnie Hill, according to a lawsuit obtained by the Daily Mail.  TMZ was the first to report the lawsuit.

Hill claims that Elliott, now 24, was running late for practice and ‘barreled through a red light’ and into his BMW.

The Cowboys were days away from playing the Green Bay Packers in the playoffs at the time.

According to Hill, the Cowboys ‘conspired with the Frisco [Texas] Police Department to cover up the severity of the accident to assure that Elliott’s health would not be placed in question before their playoff game.’

When asked by email if the team wanted to comment or deny the story, a Dallas Cowboys spokesperson told the Daily Mail: ‘No.’

‘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,’ Hill told TMZ.

The team’s training camp recently started in Oxnard, California, but Elliott is holding out amid a contract dispute and was reportedly seen traveling to a resort area in Mexico.

According to the lawsuit, Hill says Cowboys running backs coach Gary Brown arrived on the scene of the crash and told him: ‘We will take care of everything.’

However, Hill claimed, that turned out to be false.

‘Ezekiel Elliott believes he’s above the law,’ Friedman told TMZ. ‘He doesn’t follow any rules. As a citizen and a member of our community he has a duty to obey the law and act responsibly, especially while driving a motor vehicle.

‘There are no exemptions for running backs or members of the Dallas Cowboys.

‘He has admitted liability in this case but refuses to take responsibility as he has refused to take responsibility on so many other occasions when he has disobeyed the law,’ Friedman continued.

‘My client is suing for compensation for his injuries and wants his day in court.’

Friedman did not immediately respond to the Daily Mail’s request for confirmation.

Elliott has had a successful, but turbulent career since being drafted out of Ohio State with the fourth-overall pick of the 2016 NFL Draft.

The two-time Pro Bowl selection has been accused by a former girlfriend of abuse, although Ohio prosecutors declined to press charges at the time. Regardless, Elliott was still suspended for six games in 2017 for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy even though the accusations were made before he was drafted.

Elliott is currently being investigated by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department after being filmed shoving a security guard at the Electric Daisy Carnival on May 19.

The LVMPD confirmed to the Daily Mail that there is an open investigation into the matter. TMZ was the first to report the LVMPD probe.

The NFL announced on July 3 that Elliott will not be disciplined for the incident. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell determined there wasn’t a violation of the personal conduct policy, the league said.

At the time of the incident, Elliott was just handcuffed by the LVMPD rather than being arrested or charged.

However Elliott’s alleged victim, security guard Kyle Johnson, did recently press charges against the troubled NFL star.

Elliott’s camp has accused Johnson of extortion in a statement released to the NFL Network.

‘Over the course of the past several weeks, Mr. Elliott has been the target of extortion,’ Elliott lawyers Scott Rosenblum and Jason Lampert said in the statement. ‘Kyle Johnson’s filing of a criminal complaint against Mr. Elliott in connection with the Las Vegas incident is the latest attempt to do so. Mr. Elliott and his team are in contact with all of the proper authorities and are fully cooperating with them in their investigations.’

SOURCE: Daily Mail, Alex Raskin