CBSSports: Kyle Johnson, the security guard who was allegedly shoved into a guardrail by Elliott back in May, has decided to press charges against the 23-year-old Cowboys star. Johnson’s decision means that the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department will now investigate the incident to decide whether or not Elliott should be officially charged with a crime.
The skirmish took place in the early morning hours of May 19 at the Electric Daisy Carnival. In a video that was released by TMZ, Elliott appeared to bump Johnson and knock him back into a guardrail. After the incident, Elliott was briefly handcuffed, but he wasn’t arrested or charged.
According to Johnson, he was just trying to keep Elliott out of a restricted area.
“I put my hands up and said, ‘hey Zeke, you’re a big man, you’re in the NFL’ that’s all I said to him before he came up to me, bumped me and then shoved me over a metal railing,” said Johnson.
“Just very unsympathetic,” Johnson said of the apology. “Like, ‘I have to do this, I’m being forced to do this. I don’t want to be here right now’ kind of thing.”
Not only did Elliott apologize in person, but he also later released another apology on his Twitter account. Johnson definitely wasn’t a big fan of the apology he got in person.
“It wasn’t a sincere apology” Johnson said, via KCBS. “He didn’t maintain eye contact. It didn’t seem sincere at all.”
One of the reasons Johnson decided to press charges is because he feels like the NFL let Elliott off the hook. The league announced on July 3 that Elliott wouldn’t be facing any sort of suspension from the incident.
“To not have anything happen to him, the NFL is basically saying it’s OK to go to Vegas, get obliterated and shove people over fences,” Johnson said.
Did this guy Kyle forget he signed up to be a security guard at an EDM festival? I mean the occasional slight push from an unruly patron definitely falls in the job description of security guard, right?
Regardless, it probably hurts Kyle’s case when he already admitted he just wanted an apology and was not injured by the push. You can’t put the toothpaste back in the tube and now say “the apology was insincere, so, give me $20 million, lock him up and throw away the key!” Pretty sure it doesn’t work that way. So, please leave Zeke alone and let him focus on his 2019 Super Bowl/MVP run.