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Ezekiel Elliott's Dad Being Investigated for Allegedly Owning Escaped African Wild Cat That Got Shot

CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 28:  Draftee Ezekiel Elliott of Ohio State arrives with his mom Dawn and father Stacy to the 2016 NFL Draft on April 28, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Kena Krutsinger/Getty Images)
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Like son, like father? Is that how the saying goes?

Whatever the case, the Elliotts seem to have a knack for finding themselves in trouble. We know of Ezekiel Elliott's issues, but now his father, Stacy, is believed to be in some hot water in his home state of Ohio.

According to investigators, Stacy Elliott was believed to have owned an African wild cat that allegedly escaped his house and wandered through an Ohio neighborhood before it was shot dead.

Yup, it got to the point where the Ohio Department of Agriculture secured and executed a warrant to search his house.

According to Shelby Croft, a spokesperson from the department, no charges have been filed, but the cat was not registered with the county, meaning if it's proven to be Elliott's, he could face a fifth-degree felony charge for letting the animal out intentionally or a first-degree misdemeanor charge for not having a permit for the animal.

Obviously nothing too extreme, but it's not the greatest look for Mr. Elliott.