Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott found himself in trouble again last week, as he was arrested for allegedly pushing a security guard to the ground in Las Vegas on Saturday.
This isn't the first time Elliott has had a run-in with the law, as he was also suspended for six games during the 2017 campaign as a result of domestic violence allegations.
Former Cowboys linebacker DeMarcus Ware says that now, everyone is going to be keeping a close eye on the star halfback:
“He has to understand that anything (he) does, he is going to be under a microscope,” Ware said, according to Mac Engel of The Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “He’s going to be under a microscope and that’s just the way it is.”
As for the incident in Las Vegas? Ware doesn't think much of it, but because Elliott is an NFL star, it attracts more attention:
“I would say it’s probably nothing, but the thing is, you hurt yourself no matter what,” said Ware. “He is a big, recognizable person. He walks anywhere, (people say), ‘I know who that is. That’s Zeke.’”
The Cowboys are in the process of negotiating a new contract with Elliott, whose current deal expires at the end of 2020. Elliott is scheduled to make $3.9 million in 2019 and is on track to earn $9.1 million in 2020.
The 23-year-old is coming off of a 2018 campaign in which he racked up a league-leading 1,434 yards and six touchdowns on the ground while hauling in 77 receptions for 567 yards and three scores en route to a Pro Bowl appearance.