Ezekiel Elliott Raises Awareness for Domestic Violence Victims at NFL Combine

Kyle NewportFeatured ColumnistFebruary 26, 2016

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While the NFL Scouting Combine is a chance for draft prospects to build themselves up, former Ohio State Buckeyes running back Ezekiel Elliott is using the showcase as a way to raise awareness for domestic violence victims.

On Friday, Elliott announced on Instagram that he will be wearing customized cleats to try to help end domestic violence.

The NFL has shifted focus to the problem in recent years, but this is something that's bigger than sports—and the 20-year-old running back knows it.

Elliott wrote that the cleats will be auctioned off after the combine, with the proceeds going to charities that support the cause in both his hometown of St. Louis and Columbus, Ohio.

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