Earlier this week, Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott was accused of punching a man during an altercation at a nightclub in Dallas. A police investigation was launched, but it now appears that police are suspending their investigation as they are unable to find the victim.
The Dallas Police have since released this statement.
“The assault offense that occurred on July 16th at the Clutch Bar located at 2520 Cedar Springs Road has been suspended due to the lack of a complaint. Dallas detective made several attempts to contact the victim through various ways but at this time have not been able to make contact. To date no witnesses have come forward to provide any additional information about this incident.”
The investigation could still be opened in the future.
Elliott must now wait for the NFL’s ruling on his earlier domestic violence allegation. Elliott has not been charged in connection to those allegations, but reports are that the NFL is still considering a short suspension for Elliott for what may be perceived as a pattern of behavior.
After a standout career with Ohio State, Elliott was taken with the No. 4 pick of the 2016 NFL Draft by the Cowboys. Elliott rushed for 1,631 yards and 15 touchdowns in his first season, losing out the Offensive Rookie of the Year award to teammate Dak Prescott.