SAN ANTONIO (Texas News Radio) — The Dallas Cowboys are being sued by a driver who says the team and Frisco police conspired to cover up a crash involving Ezekiel Elliott in 2017.
TMZ Sports reports the crash happened January 11, 2017, when Elliott crashed a GMC Yukon into a BMW 750 as he rushed to get to the Cowboys practice facility in Frisco.
The other driver, Ronnie Hill, claims Elliott “barreled through a red light” and is at fault for the crash. He said it did more than $33,000 in damage to his car, plus caused “serious and permanent” injuries.
Police had described it as a minor crash at the time.
But Hill’s lawsuit claims the Cowboys conspired with Frisco police to cover up the severity of the crash. He said the crash was so serious that Elliott would have most likely been placed in the concussion protocol and would have missed the upcoming playoff game.
Hill’s attorney claimed in the suit that Cowboys running backs coach Gary Brown raced to the scene of the crash and told Hill everything will be taking care of.
But now, Hill argues that never happened and is suing both Elliott and the Cowboys for $20 million in damages.
Elliott is currently missing Cowboys training camp as he tries to get a new contract with the team.