Ezekiel Elliott Won't Face Domestic Violence Charges: Latest Details, Reaction

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistSeptember 6, 2016

SEATTLE, WA - AUGUST 25:  Running back Ezekiel Elliott #21 of the Dallas Cowboys looks on prior to the preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on August 25, 2016 in Seattle, Washington.  (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
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Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott will not face domestic violence charges following an investigation by the city prosecutor's office in Columbus, Ohio.

Drew Davison of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram tweeted a press release from the city attorney's office:

Drew Davison @drewdavison

Official news release from Columbus, Ohio. https://t.co/vQleTlCsBF

Elliott's father, Stacy Elliott, tweeted that the ruling vindicated his son:

Ambassador Elliott @stacy_elliott

My son has been vindicated! Truth has prevailed! If he had voliated one of OUR core values I personally would have had him charged! #Justice

NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said the investigation is still under review, according to Bleacher Report's Jason Cole.

In July, Tiffany Thompson, Elliott's former girlfriend, accused him of physical abuse.

Per Ebenezer Samuel of the New York Daily News, Thompson posted several images to her Instagram account with this caption:

Just for every women out there getting abused it's time to put a stop to it. This has been happening to me for months and it finally got out of control to where I was picked up and thrown across the room by my arms. Thrown into walls. Being choked to where I have to gasp for breath. Bruised everywhere, mentally and physically abused.

Samuel noted Thompson later deleted the Instagram posts and switched her account from public to private.

On July 22, Thompson filed a report with the Columbus Police Department saying Elliott had assaulted her while she was in the driver's seat of a parked vehicle, per TMZ Sports, but four witnesses told officers they did not see an assault.

Five days later, TMZ Sports reported Thompson spoke with the Columbus prosecutor's office about her allegations, which resulted in an investigation. A representative for the city attorney's office told TMZ Sports information was still being gathered at the time.

If the league finds Elliott violated its domestic violence policy, he would face a six-game suspension.


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