Witness claims Ezekiel Elliott didn’t throw a punch

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This one is probably going to be resolved by the available video evidence. If there is any. And there should be plenty.

As the authorities in Dallas (and on Park Avenue) attempt to figure out whether Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott did or didn’t break a DJ’s nose on Sunday night at a bar, one witness claims Elliott is blameless.

Michael Huffman tells the Fort Worth Star -Telegram says that Elliott didn’t throw the punch.

It didn’t go down like that,” Huffman said regarding the contention that Elliott broke the DJ’s nose. “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 [the] 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 [the DJ’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.”

Huffman explained that he saw what happened because he was trying to get close enough to take a selfie with Elliott. Which makes the fact that video hasn’t surfaced even more surprising. Between the surveillance system and the many devices that We-Are-All-Big-Brother carry on us at any given moment, something should be out there by now.

34 responses to “Witness claims Ezekiel Elliott didn’t throw a punch

  1. What would you expect a cowboys fan say? He sure wants Elliott to play and ole Jerrah will line his pockets.

  2. “Overhand right come over the back of Zeke shoulder that landed square in [the DJ’s] face and he went to sleep.”

    I have to call BS on that one……C’mon man!

  3. Before jumping to conclusions, we need to see the video evidence. It’s funny how the media jumped all over this as if Elliott landed the punch, then this comes out. I guess that’s why everybody keeps calling the news, the Fake News.

  4. Whether he threw the punch or not he can’t keep putting himself in positions like this. Time to be a pro Zeke.

  5. I don’t think Elliott threw a punch, but even if he did, I don’t care. If he did, I’m sure he had good reason. I don’t think the NFL should suspend players unless they got caught cheating or did something bad on the field. I’d rather have the courts decide this type of thing. I’d like to see what a jury of Elliott’s peers in a Dallas courtroom would have to say. I can live with that outcome. That’s the Trump way. We don’t need big government. The local guys know best.

  6. Sorry, haters. Looks like Zeke was not the guy throwing the punch after all. Once a video comes out, it will prove it, but hey, no skin off your backs for kicking the guy when he was supposedly down, right?

    Innocent until proven guilty used to be the norm, but not in today’s world, where hate first, ask questions later has become the M.O.

  7. With or without Zeke, McFadden and Morris will hold down the fort behind that massive line. Zeke has to realize that the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex (DFW) is Hollywood of the NFL. America’s team! Everything here is under a microscope. A Dallas article gets bombarded with haters that talk about our team more then they do theirs. We haven’t won a Superbowl since 1996 and yet we remain the number one money maker of the NFL. NFL’s most valuable franchise. Why?!?! Us REAL fans and our Hall of Fame owner Jerry Jones. 1st class organization top to bottom. Thank god for Jerry Jones and his Dallas Cowboys to set the standard of true sportsmanship. A blueprint many NFL teams follow.

    #truthhurts
    #AmericasTeam
    #JerryJonesHallOfFame
    #2017itsOurYear
    #goingfor6

  8. *Breaking News*
    Authorities are seeking Plastic Man for questioning in connection with an incident in which a punch was thrown “over the back of Zeke’s shoulder,” breaking a DJ’s nose.

  9. “Then I seen [the] 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 [the DJ’s] face and he went to sleep.”

    Oh, so someone else threw a punch that came right over the back of Elliot’s shoulder?

    No wonder everyone thought it was Elliot.

    There’s no way this guy would be trying to protect Elliot, right?

  10. 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 [the] 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 [the DJ’s] face and he went to sleep.

    ///////////////

    Zeke is 6 foot. If someone threw a overhand right over his shoulder, the dude must be 6’6″ plus in height. Hard to miss seeing someone that size. Huffman got his 15 minutes of fame.

  11. The truth is usually somewhere in the middle. The first claims are usually wrong, the “day later” claims are as well. however, he did or didn’t throw that punch so I’m interested to see how this shakes out.

    More concerning to me is the number of “incidents” Zeke is finding himself in. Local radio ran down a list of 9 different incidents in the last year, from the pot shop visit to St Patties titties, to a 100mph speeding ticket, to texting about beating drug tests, to this. Even if he is innocent in this I agree with what they said in that he will get a short suspension because he keeps putting the NFL in the spotlight for the wrong reasons.

  12. Just thinking a little bit about this does bring up some interesting ideas. So lets assume there is video exonerating him, why would the bar not release it?

    There is one very good reason, if some random, unrecognizable person is the culprit, the bar is likely going to have to pay the DJ who they hired, for his medical bills and pain and suffering, perhaps even negligence as its an ‘unsafe working environment’.

    If instead they can blame it on, or allow it to be blamed on someone rich and famous, than that person gets the brunt of the lawsuit action and the bar can ‘appear’ blameless in the litigation.

  13. Of course the guy who wanted a “selfie” with him is going to say he didn’t throw the punch. He’s probably a cowgirls fan trying to cover for him. I hope they suspend Zeke for about 8 games, three strikes you’re out dude, sit down.

  14. drakost says:
    Jul 17, 2017 11:16 PM
    Whether he threw the punch or not he can’t keep putting himself in positions like this. Time to be a pro Zeke.

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    I’m starting to hate this mentality.

    In what position did Zeke put himself? Being at a club in the offseason at 1am? What about grocery shopping? Playing golf? Flying somewhere? Getting gas? Trouble can follow you ANYWHERE, especially when you are a rich and famous 21-year-old.

    Athletes are human and don’t live in bubbles. If he was just chilling at the club and not looking for trouble (we don’t know this yet), then Zeke did NOTHING wrong. We need to stop blaming people for other people’s actions. If he was a woman and raped at nighttime, would we blame her for being out when she should have been at home?

    There is absolutely nothing wrong with an athlete going to a club in the offseason.

  15. maestro1899 says:
    Jul 18, 2017 12:48 PM
    drakost says:
    Jul 17, 2017 11:16 PM

    In what position did Zeke put himself? Being at a club in the offseason at 1am? What about grocery shopping? Playing golf? Flying somewhere? Getting gas? Trouble can follow you ANYWHERE, especially when you are a rich and famous 21-year-old.

    Athletes are human and don’t live in bubbles. If he was just chilling at the club and not looking for trouble (we don’t know this yet), then Zeke did NOTHING wrong. We need to stop blaming people for other people’s actions. If he was a woman and raped at nighttime, would we blame her for being out when she should have been at home?

    There is absolutely nothing wrong with an athlete going to a club in the offseason.
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    No. The position he put himself in was – being at a club in the offseason at 1am, while being actively investigated several previous incidents, AND not clearing out immediately when tensions started to rise. THAT’s the position he put himself in.

    1. He’s not you or me. He’s a rich, famous, professional athlete who’s already under intense scrutiny for a bunch of previous problems.

    2. He doesn’t have to live in a bubble, but he could make the decision to stay home when the heat is already on.

    If he chooses to go to a club, I’m betting he could have found a way to be out there, meeting girls, but not getting in, or even being near, any fights.

    3. He doesn’t have to live in a bubble, but he could choose to be somewhere other than the center of things. I’m a little curious as to why he was so close to the DJ that someone could punch over his shoulder and break the DJ’s nose.

    If the DJ was getting aggressive, a guy who is already in a bunch of trouble could have made the decision to immediately turn, walk away, and let one of his “fall guys” take his place.

    But it sounds like, at a minimum, he was happy to stand there like a tough guy and let the DJ get in his face.

    Again, THAT is the position he should have avoided.

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