On May 19, Las Vegas police briefly detained Elliott after an incident in which Kyle Johnson, a security guard at a music festival, was knocked to the ground. Elliott was released and apologized to Johnson. At the time, Johnson declined to press chargers but later filed a criminal complaint.
Two of Elliott’s lawyers, Scott Rosenblum and Jason Lampert, released a statement in July in which they believed Johnson was attempting to extort Elliott.
The NFL investigated the incident as well and Elliott met with commissioner Roger Goodell in New York. The league later said Elliott would not be penalized under the personal conduct policy. In 2017, Elliott was suspended for six games for an alleged assault involving a former girlfriend in Columbus, Ohio, even though no charges were brought in that case by law enforcement.
Elliott has yet to report to training camp and is subject to fines totaling more than $900,000 as he seeks a contract extension. He spent most of his time in Mexico, but returned to Texas over the weekend. The Cowboys returned to Dallas on Sunday morning after their 14-10 win against the Los Angeles Rams in Honolulu.