Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott received some good news when he learned that a series of citations stemming from a minor car accident on Sunday would not affect his playing status for the Buckeyes' Fiesta Bowl appearance against Notre Dame.
But he received some bad news, too: His driver's license is under suspension, and Elliott said Tuesday that he was unaware of it until he was cited for it.
"I'm doing everything I can now -- and my dad is doing everything we can -- to get that handled and get my license back in good standing," Elliott said on Tuesday, per The Columbus Dispatch. "I'm honestly just glad that no one was majorly injured. I'm glad that everyone's all right. Honestly, I feel that's the most important part."
Exactly how Elliott's license could fall under suspension without his knowledge is quite a mystery. After all, notice is served on such things. But with his car back in Columbus and the team now in Arizona to prepare for Friday's game against the Fighting Irish, it's a mystery Elliott won't have to worry about solving until the Buckeyes return. Elliott's Illinois license had expired and he said he didn't have his license with him at the time of the accident. He was cited for driving without a license, having a suspended license and failure to control. Elliott was driving to the OSU football facility Sunday when he hydroplaned and lost control of his Chevy Camaro, striking another car and causing only minor injury for which no hospitalization was required.
Elliott, who has rushed for 1,672 yards and 19 touchdowns as a junior, indicated after OSU's loss to Michigan State that he intends to apply for early eligibility into the 2016 NFL Draft.