Dak Prescott is clearly disputing the reported version of events. Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott is pushing back against reports that he violated social distancing guidelines by hosting a party at his home.

Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott were present at a reported party for a friend’s birthday that witnesses said had more than 30 people present, well over the recommended limit of 10 people per gathering. Prescott, however, characterized the gathering as a “home dinner” with fewer than 10 people present in a statement defending his actions.

Prescott and Elliott were chastised by management for their actions, so it’s clear that the organization isn’t happy no matter what happened.

Prescott is clearly disputing the reported version of events. Considering the health situation nationally and the expectations placed on pro athletes such as Prescott, however, he’d probably be better off avoiding gatherings such as this even if he’s telling the truth about fewer than 10 people being present. It’s just not a good look for him or anyone associated with it.

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.

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