Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott Sued for 3rd Dog Biting Incident in 14 Months

Tim Daniels@@TimDanielsBRFeatured Columnist IVAugust 7, 2021

Dallas Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott during the first half of an NFL football game against the New York Giants, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
AP Photo/Frank Franklin II

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott is facing his third civil lawsuit in the past 14 months related to alleged attacks by his dogs around his home in Frisco, Texas.

Frank Salzano, Elliott's attorney, told TMZ Sports on Saturday they are "aware" of the latest lawsuit filed July 30 and said the Cowboys star "remains concerned" for Jennifer Gampper, who filed the suit seeking over $1 million in damages for "severe and permanent injuries."

"However, as in most disputes, there are extenuating circumstances to this matter which will impact the legal proceedings which we are not at liberty to disclose. As such, we have no further comment at this time," Salzano said.

A Frisco court official told TMZ there was a "dangerous dog hearing" following the incident, which took place May 21, and a ruling was made that one of Elliott's dogs, a Rottweiler named Ace, could no longer live in the city.

No further information was provided about whether Elliott has complied with the order. He previously got a tattoo of Ace on his arm:

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Two new works of ink on <a href="https://twitter.com/EzekielElliott?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@EzekielElliott</a>, including <a href="https://twitter.com/itz_mizdee?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@itz_mizdee</a> making a permanent cameo on her baby boy’s skin. <a href="https://t.co/I2dhp171Cb">pic.twitter.com/I2dhp171Cb</a>

Elliott was previously sued for similar incidents in June 2020, with that case being settled, and March 2021, per TMZ. The second case is ongoing.

In the latest incident, Gampper alleges Elliott's dog escaped and attacked her while Perfect Synthetic Grass, a landscaping company also named in the lawsuit, was working at the NFL player's home.

Elliott is currently going through training camp with the Cowboys ahead of the 2021 season.

Dallas kicked off the preseason Thursday with a 16-3 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers in the Hall of Fame Game. Most of the team's key players, including Elliott, didn't take part in the contest.

The Cowboys begin the regular season Sept. 9 when they visit the reigning Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers.