Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott is facing backlash after hosting a party, allegedly with at least 30 people in attendance.
For weeks, many have practiced the 6-foot social distancing rule, and adhered to the ban on social gatherings of more than 10 people.
“Dak got a reminder from the Prosper police,” according to TMZ.
Prescott has a home in Prosper, a small and wealthy town far north of Dallas.
Dak reportedly hosted a birthday party for a friend at the house last week.
One social media post shows Cowboys star running back Ezekiel Elliott as one of the many people at the party.
Someone reportedly called 911 and an officer with the Prosper Police Department stopped by Dak’s home the next day.
TMZ reports, “Police couldn’t confirm there had actually been a party.”
Police just spoke with Dak about the current CDC social distancing guidelines.
Just weeks ago, Dak was scorned by fans for not practicing social distancing by working out with some current and former teammates, including former Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant.
Both Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott were addressed by the Dallas Cowboys organization about the controversy.
Prescott released a statement explaining what really happened: “To set the record straight — I know that we all need to do our best to socially distance and like everyone else, I am continuing to adjust to what that requires, but the truth is that I was with fewer than 10 people for a home dinner — not a party — on Friday night.”
Frustration was expressed in Dak Prescott’s message, but he concluded by stating, “We are all at a time when we need to keep educating ourselves about the importance of health and isolation during this pandemic and I will continue to make sure to do my part by following the guidelines until we are approved to start returning to normal activities.”