Ezekiel Elliott sued over alleged dog attack

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Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott is facing a lawsuit from a woman who says his three dogs attacked her while she was on his property to clean his pool.

The woman says Elliott’s three dogs all bit her on March 11, with a Rottweiler dragging her by her arm while two bulldogs bit her legs. She says she needed surgery for her arm injury and will likely be scarred for life, and she still has both physical and mental pain.

According to the lawsuit, Elliott’s dog previously bit another pool cleaner.

Elliott’s attorney, Frank Salzano, told TMZ.com, “Ezekiel was in no way negligent in connection with the alleged incident and intends to vigorously defend the lawsuit.”

Elliott is not the only Cowboy to face such allegations: Dak Prescott agreed last year to remove his dog from Frisco, Texas, city limits after the dog bit a woman, causing her to lose a finger.

31 responses to “Ezekiel Elliott sued over alleged dog attack

  1. these are the guys you are willing to pay multi millions to JJ? Further proof that character has no bearing in determining anything in this world, so don’t listen to your parents, don’t listen to your pastor, priest, imam, , rabbi or whatever, just make sure you are good at sports, or have no conscience and therefore no problem with stealing money from people, like the banks, stocks, politicians, corps etc. do- then you can do whatever and get away with it- sad that, and becoming sadder when people like that are “leading” the country (down the drain)

  2. Why do the dumbest people always need to have the most dangerous dogs? Akitas, pit bulls, Rottweilers etc.

  3. Elliot would be better off just settling out of court.

    One photo of the bite marks to the jury and the trial is over.

  4. Dak’s dog bit off a woman’s finger??

    And then he agreed to remove his dog from city limits?? Alive??

    There must be waaaayyyy more to that story.

  5. Were these the same dogs that he agreed to have removed?

    If Yes, then doesn’t that increase the damages he has to pay?

    If No, then how come he ends up with so many biting dogs? At some point you can’t blame the breed, you have to blame the owner.

    If you have dogs that are aggressive, you should keep them locked up when having people over.

    The sad thing is I’ll bet little comes from this. He probably has insurance. There won’t be any penalty for stupidity or negligence.

  6. Elliot may be a great RB but he has a pattern of making poor decisions. Something tells me he may AB himself out of the league prematurely.

  7. Irresponsible, terrible dog dad. There should be a better vetting process for people who adopt dogs. There should also be a standard of knowledge about dogs before taking them in. For example, I think I’m general a 22yr old kid should have a German freaking Shepard in a 400sf apartment. Those are working dogs and need constant stimulation. In any case those 3 dogs may very wel be put down now because of Elliots negligence and clearly had no business owning a dog in the first place

  8. Why do the dumbest people always need to have the most dangerous dogs? Akitas, pit bulls, Rottweilers etc.

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    They get them because they have insecurities of being a real man…They must be a man if they have the nastiest of dogs…

  9. Dak and Zeke. These are the guys Jerrys pinned his hopes and dreams on?

    Good luck with that.

  10. I hope she gets every dime she has coming. So tired of delusional people who feel they have to have big tough dogs then neglect to train and contain them. Then, WHEN their big tough dogs attack another person and/or another dog, they absolutely refuse to take ANY responsibility and try to blame the victim(s). How many times a week do we read about a child maimed or killed by a big tough dog? Enough is enough.

  11. Sad and unnecessary this lady and the other lady from Daks incident are scared for life because GROWN men cant act like responsible adults. I hope the court system awards them big settlements for their physical and mental suffering

  12. Zeke is probably not home a lot and therefore hires others to watch over his dogs. It’s a strong possibility that some of Zeke’s staff screwed up. Ultimately it is Zeke’s responsibility legally but Zeke should not necessarily be demonized until we know the facts (if we ever do!).

  13. This is awful. Zek should have to pay for the dogs rehabilitation and never allowed to own one again. This is an owner who has neglected his animals to the point it should be criminal. Dogs aren’t props to make you look tough but a part of your household. No dog that is loved and care for behaves like this. Of course the lady should get millions in this settlement. She was viciously attacked to the point her life was in danger and Zek is 100% responsible.

  14. What is it with football players and big dogs … and guns … and Hummers? Isn’t playing a violent sport enough of a macho statement?

  15. The story says Rottweiler and two BULLDOGS, not pitbulls. Very different animals, besides the fact that pitbulls are not aggressive dogs if they are raised and trained properly.

    But this is even the case with the Rottweiler – if the dog is handled properly and trained by its owner it won’t be aggressive.

    It’s an unfortunate situation for the animals because they will bear the brunt of it – possibly get euthanized.

  16. There are rarely bad dogs regardless of the breed — just bad dog owners. This is all on Elliot.

    Elliott’s lawyer is full of bunk — under the laws of most states, a dog bite results in almost strict liability against the owner, particularly if there have been prior incidents. In Elliott’s favor, dog bites are covered by homeowner’s insurance (although his insurance will probably be dropped right after the claim so it will be hard to get insurance in the future if he has those dogs).

  17. Zeke loses. I have two dogs. A 9 pound Poodle and a 110 pound American Bulldog. My Bulldog is as sweet as can be but I still keep him leashed and at heel whenever strangers, especially children, are present. Here’s why:

    If your toddler walks up to my Poodle and pokes her in the eye, she’s GOING to nip at the offending hand. The kid will cry but no real damage will have been done and you’ll laugh nervously about how “cute” it all was… as opposed to disciplining or taking any responsibility for your kid.

    If your toddler walks up to my Bulldog and pokes him in the eye, he too is GOING to nip at the offending hand. This time, though, there will be damage… and instead of laughing nervously you’re going to scream bloody murder about how my “vicious” animal attacked your sweet little angel, completely unprovoked. Then my dog will be put down.

    It won’t be the dog’s fault because he’s just being a dog. It won’t be the kids fault, because he’s just being a kid. It won’t even be the parent’s fault because they’re just clueless about proper interaction between small children and large, strong dogs. It will have been MY fault and MY fault ONLY.

    Take responsibility, people. It’s really not that hard.

  18. AFW AFW says:
    June 26, 2020 at 11:17 am
    The story says Rottweiler and two BULLDOGS, not pitbulls. Very different animals, besides the fact that pitbulls are not aggressive dogs if they are raised and trained properly.

    But this is even the case with the Rottweiler – if the dog is handled properly and trained by its owner it won’t be aggressive.

    It’s an unfortunate situation for the animals because they will bear the brunt of it – possibly get euthanized.

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    Pits were actually bred to be more aggressive than a full-on Bulldog. The American Pit Bull Terrier came to be when people started breeding Bulldogs with yappy little Terriers, hoping to create the perfect fighting dog (Bulldog weaponry with Terrier aggression). They failed for the most part. All the Bully Breeds have the capability but not the mindset, other than those bred for fighting over many generations.

    You should read up on the history of the Bully Breeds. It’s quite fascinating.

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