Ezekiel Elliott to play in Fiesta Bowl after car crash

Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott was ticketed for driving without a valid license and driving under suspension after a minor accident Sunday in Columbus.

Elliott told Columbus police that he hit a puddle and lost control of his car, hitting another vehicle that contained two people, one of which suffered minor injuries. Elliott was also ticketed for failure to control his vehicle.

An Ohio State spokesperson told ESPN that the incident won’t affect Elliot’s availability for the Fiesta Bowl matchup with Notre Dame on New Year’s Day.

The junior, who has already announced that he is leaving after the season for the NFL, has rushed for 1,672 yards and 19 touchdowns this season. However, he was angry after only getting 12 carries in the loss to Michigan State that ruined Ohio State’s chance at a second-straight title.

Last season, Elliott broke onto the stage with one of the greatest three-game performances in college football history. He rushed for 220 yards and two touchdowns in the Big Ten championship game against Wisconsin, added 230 yards and two touchdowns in the College Football Playoff semifinal win over Alabama, and finished the season off with 246 yards and four touchdowns as the Buckeyes beat Oregon in the national-title game.



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