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Buckeyes RB Ezekiel Elliott Cited in Sunday Car Crash

Just days before the Fiesta Bowl and before he left for the Arizona to play in the bowl game against Notre Dame, Buckeyes running back Ezekiel Elliott was involved in a minor car crash.

The Columbus Dispatch reports that the accident took place Sunday on Rt. 315.

According to Columbus police, Elliott was cited with driving under suspension, driving without a license and failure to control following the 1:30 p.m. crash at Lane Avenue.

“He was the at-fault driver,” said Denise Alex-Bouzounis, a division spokeswoman.

A full report has not been completed, police said Elliott told them he had hit a puddle and hydroplaned before colliding with another vehicle carrying two people. One of those people suffered a minor injury that did not require transport to a hospital. Elliott was not injured.

Ohio State will play Notre Dame on Friday in the Fiesta Bowl. Elliott’s status for participation will not be affected, a team spokesman told The Dispatch this morning.

Elliott this season has rushed for 1672 yards and 19 touchdowns for the Buckeyes.

Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.

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