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Dallas Cowboys Rookie Found Not Guilty In Dom. Violence Case

7/25/2017 3:28 PM PDT
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One less problem for the Dallas Cowboys ... 

Rookie cornerback Jourdan Lewis was just found not guilty of attacking his then-girlfriend after a 2-day domestic violence trial. 

The 3rd round draft pick had been charged with domestic violence after allegedly roughing up his then-girlfriend at their apartment in Ann Arbor on March 15. 

Lewis' girlfriend told cops that the U of M cornerback threw pillows at her during a fight about the electricity bill and then locked himself in a closet for a while.

She said he then dragged her across the living room floor and grabbed her by the throat.

Lewis told cops she had been hitting him in the face, so he picked her up by the shoulders to try to get out of the room.

The case went to trial and a jury found him not guilty. After court, Lewis told the media, "I'm elated."

Lewis' attorney John Shea says, "It’s always gratifying to represent someone that you believe in and have the jury tell me I’m right."

"We’re just happy it came out the way it did. He’s letting it sink in. He’s been under this cloud for awhile and he’ll need some time to put it behind him but this is a good first start."

"He’s a got a job and he’s anxious to get back to doing it. I’m sure the team is anxious to get him back on the field."

Jason Garrett Tough Love For Lucky Whitehead ... 'We're Moving On'

7/25/2017 1:16 PM PDT
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Jason Garrett says the Cowboys are standing by their decision to cut Lucky Whitehead ... despite cops in Virginia admitting they incorrectly arrested the wrong guy for shoplifting in June.

Garrett addressed the Whitehead drama at training camp on Tuesday ... saying the team has no intention of bringing the kick return specialist back.

"In evaluating the particular situation, and the context of that situation, we felt like we made a decision in regards to Lucky that was right for our team. And we stand by that decision."

Garrett initially pulled a Marshawn Lynch and repeated the same answer to every Lucky-related question, saying "We made a decision that we thought was in the best interest of the Dallas Cowboys. We stand by it and we're moving on."

Whitehead has addressed the situation ... hinting he's planning to take legal action against either the Cowboys or the Prince William County PD.

Cowboys WR Lucky Whitehead Arrested for Shoplifting ... Wanted Man

7/24/2017 10:28 AM PDT
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12:09 PM PT -- Prince William County PD has released a statement about the incident -- 

"On June 22 around 1:30AM, officers responded to the WAWA located at 2051 Daniel Start Sq in Woodbridge to investigate a larceny in progress.

An employee reported to police that a man ran out of the store without paying for some merchandise. When officers arrived, they located the man in the parking lot.

Following the investigation, the accused, identified as Rodney Darnell Whitehead - age 25, was charged with petit larceny and released on a court summons."

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Lucky Whitehead was arrested in Virginia in June for shoplifting -- and now a warrant has been issued for his arrest ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

The 25-year-old was busted in Prince William County, VA on June 22 for shoplifting/petit larceny under $200. We're told Whitehead allegedly took stuff from a convenience store. 

He was ordered to appear in court on July 6, but according to court records he didn't show up -- so a warrant was issued for his arrest. He's since been charged for failure to appear. 

We reached out to Whitehead's rep -- so far, no word back. 

FYI, Whitehead was undrafted but signed a 3-year $1.5 million contract with the team in 2015. 

Whitehead isn't the first Cowboys player to be accused of shoplifting -- ex-Dallas running back Joseph Randle was busted stealing cologne and mens underwear from a Texas department store in 2014. 

Jerry Jones on Zeke: 'Rock Star' Life Ain't Easy ... Media's Always on You

7/18/2017 1:17 PM PDT
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Jerry Jones has spoken out following Ezekiel Elliott's alleged bar fight ... saying Zeke's got to do a better job dealing with the "rock star" lifestyle.

The Dallas Cowboys owner didn't address the incident ... but made it clear the superstar RB needs to be more careful cause the cameras are always rollin'.

"Because of his style and personality, it’s like a rock star wherever he goes in terms of attention,” Jones told reporters.

"Certainly Zeke is evolving and being subject to needing to learn how to deal with the media and social media the way it is today. ... We want to continue (to) educate ourselves as to how behavior, how it can be portrayed."

Basically, ya gotta watch every step you take.

FYI, the Dallas PD's still investigating the incident ... but hasn't named any suspects.

TMZ Sports obtained two videos of the victim from witnesses who told us Zeke threw a punch -- injuring another bar patron.

Ezekiel Elliott Incident New Video Shows Victim Bloodied & Beaten

7/18/2017 11:28 AM PDT
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Footage from the alleged Ezekiel Elliott incident has emerged showing the victim beaten, lying in a pool of blood ... before being carried out of a Dallas bar.

In the video obtained by TMZ Sports, the victim -- moments after the alleged altercation -- appears unable to stand under his own power.

The witness who took the video tells us they saw Elliott and the man arguing, and then saw Zeke punch the guy in the nose ... sending him to the floor of Clutch Bar.

The account syncs up with what other witnesses have told us.

Dallas PD are currently investigating the incident. They have not named any suspects.

Elliott's reps have only said their client was not arrested ... or charged with a crime.

Ezekiel Elliott Incident Video Of Victim In Pain On Bar Floor

7/17/2017 6:01 AM PDT
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1:45 PM PT -- Dallas PD was filmed by multiple news cameras arriving at Clutch Bar this afternoon ... but cops were tight lipped about the exact reason for their visit, and where the case stands.

7:54 AM PT -- TMZ Sports has obtained video of the victim moments after he was struck in the face by an assailant at Clutch Bar in Dallas. 

The person who shot the video tells us the man was involved in a verbal altercation with a woman who was in Ezekiel's party ... when Ezekiel got involved.

The witness says she saw Ezekiel punch the man -- corroborating the story the victim's friend told police. However, cops at the scene could not confirm Zeke was the attacker and he has not been arrested or charged with a crime.

In the video, you can see the victim writhing in pain on the ground. We're told he was on the ground for a few minutes.

An ambulance arrived to the scene, and you can see the man being treated by paramedics outside the bar. He was transported to a nearby hospital.

Elliott's people will only say the RB was not arrested and no complaint has been filed against him.

We spoke with the NFL -- and we're told the league is now looking into the matter to "understand the facts."

6:32 AM PT -- The Dallas PD now says it DOES have a record of an incident at Clutch Bar and it appears to be connected the Ezekiel Elliott investigation. 

We spoke with SGT. Williams who tells us ... cops were called to Clutch around 9:30 PM for a "disturbance."

Cops at the bar spoke to a man who said his nose was just broken -- but the man appeared to be extremely intoxicated and couldn't remember who hit him. 

The man's friend told police, "It was that Dallas Cowboys running back."

We're told the victim was transported to a nearby hospital for his injuries. 

Cops said they did NOT speak with Elliott at the scene. He was not at the club by the time they tried to look for him. 

Cops said, based on the lack of information and the fact the accuser appeared to be intoxicated, no arrests were made.

A rep for Elliott would only say his client was not arrested and no formal criminal complaint has been filed against the RB.Ezekiel Elliott was involved in an incident Sunday night at Clutch Bar in Dallas, TMZ Sports has confirmed with a source directly involved in the situation.

The details about what went down inside the bar are still sketchy -- we're digging.

TMZ Sports spoke with multiple people at the Dallas Police Dept. -- but no one seems to have a record of an incident involving the Dallas Cowboys running back.

In fact, we were specifically told by a Sgt. that the only arrest in that area was for public intoxication, but it wasn't related to Zeke.

We're also told there were off-duty DPD police officers working at Clutch late Sunday night but none of those officers filed a report detailing a bar fight or mentioning an incident with Ezekiel.

There is buzz on social media that the incident is a fight and Elliott was the aggressor -- but at this point, no one we've spoken with can confirm that.

We've reached out to Elliott's camp -- so far, no word back.

Cowboys' Damien Wilson Catches Lucky Break ... In Truck Assault Case

7/7/2017 11:01 AM PDT
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Good news for Dallas Cowboys linebacker Damien Wilson ... cops tell TMZ Sports the woman he allegedly hit with his truck during a July 4th parking dispute suffered no injuries in the alleged assault. 

As we previously reported, Wilson has been charged with 2 counts of felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon during a July 4th dispute in a parking lot in the Dallas area.

The 1st charge is for allegedly striking a woman with his truck. The 2nd charge is for allegedly busting out a rifle and pointing it at a guy during the dispute.

Wilson is a lucky man -- because an attack with a large truck can have deadly consequences. Just ask Suge Knight ... who's facing murder charges for running over a man with his truck in 2015. 

The stakes are still high for Wilson -- if convicted on both charges, he faces up to 40 years in prison. 

Ezekiel Elliott Rear-Ended In Car Crash Hits Head, Misses Practice

5/24/2017 9:48 AM PDT
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Ezekiel Elliott was in a car accident early Monday morning ... and sustained a minor head injury after the vehicle he was riding in was rear-ended in the Dallas area ... TMZ Sports has learned.

After hitting up a charity event thrown by Tony Romo and Clutch bar Sunday night, sources tell us Zeke was the passenger in a car that was rear-ended by another vehicle ... 'causing the Cowboys star to hit his head.

We're told the car was "rear-ended pretty bad."

The Cowboys confirmed the accident ... and said Elliott -- who missed OTAs all week -- was being held from practice strictly as a precaution.

This isn't the first time Zeke's been in a car accident ... back in January, Zeke was involved in a minor car crash near the Cowboys facility.

Rolando McClain Arrested Drugs, Gun and Window Tint

5/12/2017 1:44 PM PDT
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Ex-Dallas Cowboys linebacker, Rolando McClain, was arrested in Alabama on Friday after a routine traffic stop went south real fast. 

Officials in Hartselle, AL say the 27-year-old former University of Alabama star was pulled over in a 2017 GMC truck around 1 PM for having illegal window tinting.

During the stop, the officer smelled weed and searched the vehicle -- turning up marijuana and a pistol for which he did not have a permit. 

McClain was arrested and booked for possession of marijuana and carrying a concealed weapon. He was also cited for the window tint. Cops say he was cooperative during the arrest.

Bond's been set at $2,000. 

McClain was the 8th overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft. He's played for the Raiders and the Cowboys. 

Ezekiel Elliott Babysits Rae Sremmurd's Dog ... Chick Magnet

5/5/2017 9:26 AM PDT
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Ezekiel Elliott had the ultimate pickup line at the Rae Sremmurd show Thursday night -- Swae Lee's ADORABLE puppy ... and the chicks looooved it! 

The Dallas Cowboys superstar is tight with the rap group -- in fact, they even brought Zeke onstage during their concert in Dallas. 

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They also tasked him with the ultimate responsibility of watching Swae's beloved pooch, Boom, during the show ... and he accepted. 

Pretty obvious why ... 

Cowboys Legend Drew Pearson Doubles Down On NFL Draft Rant Philly Can't Touch Me!!

5/1/2017 9:18 AM PDT
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NFL legend Drew Pearson stole the show during the 2017 NFL Draft with his minute-long pro-Cowboys rant ... and he's not done talkin' smack to the Philadelphia Eagles!!

TMZ Sports spoke with D.P. about his incredible intro for the Cowboys' 60th pick in the draft ... who says he didn't plan it to be so epic, but once the boo birds started chirping, he switched up his plan.

We also asked about Brian Dawkins and Brian Westbrook's attempt to clap back the next day, but Pearson says he's not fazed.

"Too late guys, too late."

Boom.

Ex-Cowboys RB Joseph Randle Found Guilty In Battery Case

4/21/2017 9:41 AM PDT
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Ex-Dallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle has been found guilty of battery after allegedly running people over with his car last year ... but the court session was very bizarre. 

Randle was in court in Wichita, Kansas to face multiple charges for the incident -- in which prosecutors say he got violent during a beer pong game at a house party in Feb. 2016.

Moments ago, the 25-year-old was found guilty of aggravated battery, criminal threats, aggravated burglary and possession of marijuana. 

But when the judge asked Randle if he had any questions about the verdict, he replied, "I don't understand what just happened."

Randle then asked if he had been charged with anything today in a confusing exchange with the judge ... this according to KWCH's Akeam Ashford.

The lawyers in the case are now speaking with the judge.

Randle has exhibited bizarre behavior for years -- he was arrested 6 times in 17 months including an incident in which he stole underwear and cologne from a department store while he was still playing for the Cowboys.

Since then, he was arrested at a casino, busted at his ex-girlfriend's home, and allegedly ripped a TV off the wall in jail.

Story developing ... 

Tony Romo Picks CBS ... Replacing Phil Simms?

4/4/2017 8:25 AM PDT
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Well, that was fast!!

Tony Romo has already picked his new home -- and it's CBS.

Tuesday morning, news broke that Romo was leaving football to pursue a career as a broadcaster -- with multiple networks battling to sign the ex-Cowboys star. 

Well now, Romo has picked CBS, according to Sports Business Daily ... where he's set to replace Phil Simms as the lead game analyst. 

CBS is expected to make an official announcement later today. Stay tuned. 

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