A woman from the AFrisco area has filed a lawsuit against Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott.
The woman was named by TMZ as Jennifer Gampper, and she’s seeking more than $1 million in damages — for “severe and permanent injuries” — after allegedly being attacked by Elliott’s dogs back in May.
Frank Salzano (Elliot’s attorney) confirmed to the gossip outlet, that Gampper is suing him.
“Mr. Elliott and his representatives are aware of the lawsuit filed on July 30th, which stems from a previously reported incident from May 21st of this year. As Mr. Elliott expressed at that time, he was – and remains concerned – for the party involved.”
“However, as in most disputes, there are extenuating circumstances to this matter which will impact the legal proceedings which we are not at liberty to disclose. As such, we have no further comment at this time.”
CBSDFW.com first reported at the time that three dogs owned by Elliott broke free from his residence in Starwood and attacked two people, who suffered non-life-threatening injuries. According to TMZ police carried out an investigation into the incident, and issued three citations for Elliott. Gampper was also a victim in the case, according to authorities.
According to TMZ, Ace, the Rottweiler who attacked Gampper was “ultimately required” to be removed from the area after a court hearing.
Two-time NFL rushing champion Elliott has found his pooches to be a source of contention. TMZ reported in June that Elliott was sued by a pet resort employee who alleges he was “seriously injured” after Ace “violently attacked” him at a Texas-based boarding facility on March 25.
Brandon Williams says he was working for Bliss Pet Resort in Prosper, Texas … when he encountered the three dogs Elliott had boarded.
Williams claims he was taking the Cowboys running back’s Rottweiler and two bulldogs out to relieve themselves — when all of a sudden, Elliott’s Rottweiler attacked.
Williams says the dog seized his right arm, clamped down, and threw him to the ground. Williams claims the bite was so ferocious, he needed stitches and was “seriously injured.”
Williams is now suing Elliott and Bliss Pet Resort … seeking more than $250,000, but less than $1 million.
Prior to that, as Curtis Crabtree of Pro Football Talk pointed out, Elliott was sued in 2020 “after a separate incident when a woman on-site at Elliott’s residence to clean his pool was bitten by the dogs.”
Crabtree stated that she claimed all three dogs had bit her, with the rottweiler pulling her by her arm. “She needed surgery to repair her arm injury, and she will probably be scarred for the rest of her life,” Crabtree explained.
“Additionally, the lawsuit claimed that Elliott’s dogs had bit another pool cleaner.”