Months from spending his weekends eluding defenders, Ezekiel Elliott gave fans the same treatment on Saturday.
The Cowboys running back arrived “much later than expected” to an autograph session at the National Fantasy Football Convention in Forth Worth, Texas, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
But Elliott’s frustration of his supporters extended well beyond his tardiness.
Autograph seekers were initially told the Cowboys star would sign any two items. But that wasn’t the case; Elliott would only sign his merchandise.
“I waited two and a half hours and I couldn’t get an autograph,” said Roberto Cartagena, who spent $1,900 on a booth and another grand on something called a Legends pass.
Cartagena was hoping Elliott would sign two mini helmets that he could use as a giveaway on his website.
“They told us he was signing two items and then five minutes before I’m up there (in front of Elliott) they tell me it can only be his merchandise. And I offered to buy his merch even though no one will want it. If I’m going to use that as a giveaway, no one will want it. It’s ugly. So I’m out $3,000.”
Cartagena was not alone.
From the Star-Telegram:
Ricky Villa, of Arlington, said it’s the third time he’s been stiffed by Elliott when trying to get memorabilia signed.
“That’s the third time I’ve interacted with Zeke and he’s been a punk all three times,” said Villa, who shot a quick selfie video in front of Elliott voicing his displeasure. “And he just looked at me. He doesn’t care.”
Who knew the guy who did this could be such a massive tool?