News: ESPN: Lawyers: Elliott 'target of extortion' in complaint

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  1. Reality

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    Lawyers: Elliott 'target of extortion' in complaint

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    Ezekiel Elliott is the "target of extortion," attorneys for the Dallas Cowboys running back said Saturday, after a security guard opted to press assault charges over a May altercation in Las Vegas.

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  2. AsthmaField

    AsthmaField Outta bounds

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    It seems like the last few years has seen IQ’s drop sharply.

    People. I swear... :rolleyes:
     
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  3. buybuydandavis

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    Deep pockets will be targets of extortion. Duh. You don't try to extort the penniless.

    That's why deep pockets shouldn't be getting up in people's faces. They're *hoping* that you start something.
     
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  4. kristie

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    thank you. :D
     
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  5. Flamma

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    The video by kristie is pretty much spot on. The security guard should have just kept his mouth shut, filed charges, and awaited Zeke to offer him a payout to settle out of court so to speak. Happens all of the time. In fact, he should have filed charges immediately and hoped for the best. But now I think it's too late for the guy to get anything. Thankfully.
     
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  6. tyke1doe

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    File charges for what? Bumping into him and knocking him off balance? :huh:
     
  7. Cattle_Rancher

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  8. The Quest for Six

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    It's not extortion, the practice of obtaining something, especially money, through force or threats. The NFL investigation has nothing to do with criminal activity, Christie is 100% wrong, what the NFL determines is useless because it falls under code of conduct policy of an agreement between two parties in a business/union agreement, not a criminal charge which was assault by Zeke.....Zeke and his lawyers should have offered a sincere apology which was all the guy asked for and in a good jesture hand him a check right after the incident and moved on....Zeke was 100% at fault, he got into the guys face, he was drinking and arguing with some woman, leaned into him and then used his forearm to push the security guard into and over a temporary fence, that's assault folks!!
     
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  9. Tangle_Foot

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    So rumor is he's threatening to hold out is he extorting us:laugh:
     
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  10. bandfan

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    I understand that there is a legal definition of "assault". But it is also my opinion that said definition needs to be refined based on violence content of said assault. To me personally the event was something but not assault. JMHO
     
  11. Reid1boys

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    it is not too late. You normally have 1 year to file a civil suit against someone for any reason.
     
  12. Reid1boys

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    assault is basically a threat, battery is the actual physical contact.
     
  13. Reid1boys

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    I think this is all bull****... but watch the video. Did you think Zeke was posturing to intimidate the kid? Did it look like Zeke was getting in his face to smack this guy? Did Zeke say anything to him? Like Im gonna jack you up? Then ask yourself if it is reasonable for the kid to think, that based upon the actions and words of Zeke, that he was about to get his arse whooped? If so, that is an absolute text book example of assault. Its that simple.
     
  14. bandfan

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    as·sault
    /əˈsôlt/
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    verb
    1. 1.
      make a physical attack on.
      "he pleaded guilty to assaulting a police officer"
      synonyms: hit, strike, physically attack, aim blows at, slap, smack, beat, thrash, spank, thump, thwack, punch, cuff, swat, knock, rap; More
     
  15. Reid1boys

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    I dont want to get into this again... because there is a reason we have lawyers. Here you go:

    ASSAULT VS. BATTERY - IS THERE A DIFFERENCE?
    Mar 13, 2014 / Lessem, Newstat & Tooson, LLP
    A common misconception in the realm of criminal law pertains to assault and battery. Some believe that these are one in the same or that they are always charged alongside one another. In California, these are two separate crimes, but they are often grouped together and this can create some confusion. They may also have different meanings in other states. Here, we will work to dispel some of the common misunderstandings about assault and battery, based on California law.

    Let's start with assault. According to California Penal Code § 240, "An assault is an unlawful attempt, coupled with a present ability, to commit a violent injury on the person of another." What is important to note about this offense is that it is an "attempt" and "present ability" to harm another person. Whether the act was carried out or the person was injured is irrelevant to assault charges. Only the attempt and ability must be present.

    A defendant may face a fine of up to $1,000 and/or imprisonment in county jail for up to 6 months for simple assault. Assault with a deadly weapon is a more serious version of this offense and may be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony, punishable by up a fine of up to $10,000 and/or imprisonment in county jail for up to 1 year or 2-4 years in state prison. Because assault is considered a violent crime, if it is charged as a felony a defendant may receive a "strike" on his or her criminal record if convicted.

    Battery, though also considered a violent crime, is a different type of offense. California Penal Code § 242 as "any willful and unlawful use of force or violence upon the person of another." While assault is the attempt at violence, battery is the act itself. Because these offenses may have the same act in common, both attempted and carried out, a defendant may face criminal charges for assault and battery. This is likely the source of confusion regarding these separate crimes.

    Battery is a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $2,000 and/or imprisonment in county jail for up to 6 months. Aggravated battery, which involves the wilful use of force or violence on another person that causes serious bodily injury, may be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony. Under California Penal Code § 243(d), aggravated battery may be punishable by a fine of up to $1,000 (misdemeanor) or $10,000 (felony) and/or up to 1 year in county jail (misdemeanor) or 2-4 years in state prison (felony). A defendant charged with felony aggravated battery may also receive a "strike" on his or her record if convicted.
     
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  16. Reid1boys

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    So, if I am a parapelgic in a wheel chair and I say Im gonna kick your arse right now.... and I move my wheel chair over by you... but I cant actually get out of my chair.... no assault has taken place.

    Zeke's video tape.... very well could be assault. Battery??? would be up to a prosecutor and a jury.
     
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  17. PhillyCowboysFan

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    You do know that the Webster’s definition and the criminal definition are not the same?
     
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  18. Reid1boys

    Reid1boys Well-Known Member

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    IM trying:)
     
  19. PhillyCowboysFan

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    And you did a great job at it. Thank you!
     
  20. CanadianCowboysFan

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    he always wanted $$$, the apology was a smokescreen
     

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