Ezekiel Elliott is on the receiving end of a 2020 lawsuit that alleges his dogs attacked a pool cleaner at his residence, per TMZ Sports, and the plaintiff is seeking sizable financial recompense for what she describes as "immense pain" that sent her to a local emergency room in March, after she claims the animals bit her "multiple times." The documents allege each of Elliott's three dogs were involved, and it occurred when the plaintiff attempted to clean the pool as the running back's home in Frisco, Texas.
Additionally, the plaintiff complains of continued mental and physical pain stemming from the alleged attack, and is asking for judgment of more than $200,000. Frank Salzano, an attorney for Elliott, issued a statement affirming no wrongdoing on Elliott's part and hinting at details that have yet to be made public.
"Ezekiel was in no way negligent in connection with the alleged incident," Salzano said. "And [he] intends to vigorously defend the lawsuit."
Lending to Salzano's stance is the fact a spokesperson for Frisco Police Department advised TMZ the incident was responded to and investigated by animal services at the time, but no probable cause was found that led them to file or pursue criminal charges against Elliott. The lawsuit is currently pending, and as Elliott recovers from a recent diagnosis of COVID-19, he is readying himself for what could be a long-fought battle in civil court.
In the meantime, he waits for word on if the Dallas Cowboys will begin training camp on July 28.