His attorneys state they were emailed a list of demands from 19-year-old Kyle Johnson and his father, Kelly Johnson, after Zeke was shown on footage shoving him to the ground at the Electric Daisy Carnival earlier this year.
“Police docs show Kelly emailed Zeke’s attorneys just days after the altercation with AT LEAST 14 things he wanted from the running back to stay quiet on the incident … including $500,000 cash.
The list of demands featured a public apology from Elliott, a press conference with Elliott and Kyle, $25,000 for the junior college football team Kyle played for, and signed jerseys from Zeke, Amari Cooper and Dak Prescott.
The demands list also included — among several other things — tickets to Cowboys games (both home and road), Ohio State games and a meet and greet with Jerry Jones and his son.
Police docs show one of Elliott’s attorneys responded to Kelly’s email with a phone call … and Kelly claims in that conversation the attorney told him “what [he] was doing was extortion.”
Following that conversation, the father decided to take his son’s story public, eventually leading to a criminal complaint against Elliott over the incident.
“There’s more … in the docs, Kyle admits Elliott not only apologized to him after shoving him during the May incident, he gave him a hug and took a picture with him.
In an affidavit from Elliott in the docs, he echoes that story, saying, “I had no intention to push and/or harm or intimidate Kyle Johnson.”
“After Kyle Johnson fell and I was finished speaking with the officers nearby, I immediately apologized to Kyle and he indicated to me that he was not hurt.”
Elliott added, “We gave each other a hug and he asked me to take a picture with him, which I was happy to do as there was never any intention to harm or hurt Kyle.”
Not a good look for the Johnson family, especially when you factor in that the Dallas Cowboys star running back escaped suspension from the NFL and authorities declined to have him face charges steaming from the incident.