NFL News : Ezekiel Elliott back in court for speeding misdemeanor

Ezekiel Elliott back in court for speeding misdemeanor

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Dallas Cowboys star running back Ezekiel Elliott is appealing a new conviction while he attempts to handle the PR firestorm that has seemingly been set ablaze this week. 

The new problems revolve around a misdemeanor conviction for speeding in Collin County.  

Per the Dallas Morning News, a state trooper clocked his 2016 Dodge Charger traveling 100 mph on the Dallas North Tollway near Lebanon Road in Frisco earlier this year. 

The appeal bond was posted Friday, and the case was forwarded to the county court at law Monday, according to court documents. That court has yet to assign the case to a judge.

Elliott was stopped on the tollway just after 3 p.m. April 4. The posted speed limit was 70 mph. Traffic was light. The weather was clear/cloudy, according to the citation, which was obtained by The Dallas Morning News

The Texas Department of Public Safety trooper also gave Elliott a warning for not having a front license plate, according to the citation.

Elliott's attorney, Jonathan Winocour, filed a letter with the court on June 28 waiving a jury trial and entering a plea of no contest. The court accepted that plea on July 5.

The conviction follows a rough few weeks for Elliott as he navigates from one problem to another. Elliott is currently awaiting a decision from the NFL on whether he violated the league's personal conduct policy. The probe began after a woman accused him of assault last year. Elliott has said he's done nothing wrong. 

Authorities are also looking into Elliott's involvement in an altercation Sunday night at Uptown Dallas' Clutch Bar. You can watch video of it here, and read the Dallas Police's updated statement. 

You can watch video of the incident and read the Dallas Police's statement here

In January he was involved in a fender bender at Dallas Parkway and Gaylord Parkway near The Star in Frisco as he headed to practice. Frisco police reported no injuries. 

The Dallas News also mentioned that Elliott was previously involved in a minor car crash while attending Ohio State in December 2015. Misdemeanor charges of failure to control, no operator's license and driving under suspension were later dismissed, according to Franklin County Municipal Court records. 

Records in that Ohio court also show Elliott was cited for speeding 57 mph in a 35 mph zone in June 2014. The case was later dismissed once he completed the diversion program, the file stated.

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Source: Dallas News · Photo Credit: Keystone Press Agency