Ezekiel Elliott signed autographs at the Amon G. Carter Exhibit Hall at the National Fantasy Football Convention over the weekend. According to autograph seekers the Dallas Cowboys running back screwed them.
Elliott showed up late and would only sign his own merchandise despite people being told they could bring two items for him to sign. One autograph seeker claims he wasted $3,000.
“I spent $3,000, I bought a booth, I bought a legends pass, and I waited two and a half hours and I couldn’t get an autograph,” said Roberto Cartagena, who came in from Los Angeles for the event. Cartagena, who has a company called Sports Libs, which combines rapping and fantasy football, bought a $1,900 booth and $1,000 Legends pass for the convention. He bought two Dallas Cowboys mini helmets expecting to get Elliott to sign them to use as a giveaway on his website but was denied.
“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,” Cartagena said. “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.”
If you drop $3,000 to show up at an Ezekiel Elliott autograph signing, you kind of deserve it. But it is still a jerk move on Zeke’s part to force people to buy his merchandise. Maybe he’s trying to recoup some of that money he lost while serving his suspension.