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.