Man Sues Football Team And Police Department For Covering Up Crash
A $20 million lawsuit has recently been filed against Ezekiel Elliot and the Dallas Cowboys. A man who was involved in a crash with the running back in 2017 alleges that the team’s ownership conspired with the Frisco Police Department to try to cover-up the accident so that Elliot could play in a playoff game four days later.
According to CBS Local in Dallas, the accident happened on January 11th, 2017, when Elliot crashed his GMC Yukon SUV into BMW 750 that was being driven by Ronnie Hill. Hill, the plaintiff in the case, alleges that Elliot was at fault because he was running late for practice, causing him to blow through a red light and crashing into Hill’s vehicle and wedging them together.
Hill is claiming he was injured in the crash and that his vehicle suffered more than $33,000 in damage.
According to legal documents filed with the court, Elliot admitted fault at the scene of the crash and Frisco Police officers responding to the accident scene also admitted that Elliot had been the at-fault driver.
Also at the scene was Elliot’s coach, Gary Brown, who told Elliot to not worry about anything, and that, “….we will take care of everything.” The suit alleges that had the accident been properly reported, the Dallas Cowboys would have been required to follow concussion protocols and it would have kept Elliot out of a playoff game. Hill further alleges that the pro football team conspired with Frisco Police officials to make sure that didn’t happen.
The City of Frisco issued a statement denying the allegations and said that both Hill and Elliot refused medical treatment at the crash scene.
A court date has not yet been set.
The entire text of the lawsuit filed with the Colin County District Court may be viewed on the Scribd website.