Jerry Jones Backs Ezekiel Elliott, Says There's No Evidence of Domestic Violence

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistJuly 23, 2017

ARLINGTON, TX - JANUARY 15: Ezekiel Elliott #21 of the Dallas Cowboys talks with owner Jerry Jones prior to the NFC Divisional Playoff game against the Green Bay Packers at AT&T Stadium on January 15, 2017 in Arlington, Texas. The Packers defeated the Cowboys 34-31. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
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Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott awaits a decision from the NFL about its investigation into alleged domestic violence from July 2016, but he still has the support from his team's owner.

"I have reviewed everything, and there is absolutely nothing—not one thing—that had anything to do with domestic violence," Jerry Jones said Sunday, per Todd Archer of ESPN.com.

"My opinion is there's not even an issue over he said, she said," Jones continued. "There's not even an issue there."

Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero of NFL.com reported Friday that the league's year-long investigation is "nearing completion," although there are currently no indications whether there will be some form of discipline.

ESPN's Adam Schefter recently reported that Elliott is "bracing" for a one- or two-game suspension.

Though the Columbus Police Department didn't charge the 22-year-old for any incident, the league has the ability to punish players regardless of legal ramifications, due to the player conduct policy.

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A woman initially accused Elliott of domestic violence in July 2016, and she later described an incident that occurred prior to his being drafted by the Cowboys.

His accuser also spoke out Saturday about her "toxic relationship" with the running back, per TMZ.

Although Jones is confident his star player is innocent, the NFL continues to do its due diligence before reaching a conclusion.

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