According to documents obtained by the USA Today, Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott was involved in a second alleged domestic violence incident in February with his original accuser after the first reported incident in July, where she reportedly claimed he abused her for five days.
While the Columbus City Attorney General’s office declined to press charges against Ezekiel Elliott stemming from domestic violence allegations, the office reportedly had “no prior knowledge of a police report and didn’t attempt to acquire it or look into the matter at all.”
That was the statement released, though the woman reportedly brought up Elliott’s loss of “control” and injuries sustained in the past in an intake interview.
And while that situation has moved on, Elliott is still under investigation by the NFL, and could face a minimum six-game ban even though he was not found guilty of domestic abuse. The report notes it is unclear if the league is aware of the second incident or not and they refused to comment on the open investigation.
The woman alleged she suffered left shoulder pain from Elliott pushing her up against a wall during an argument about what Elliott called a “social media incident,” per the report. Elliott allegedly asked her to leave, she refused and when Elliott noted she blocked him from going to his room, he reportedly pushed her to get her off of him. The woman reportedly showed no physical signs of injury, declined to go to the hospital and Elliott was not arrested.
The case was reportedly not forwarded to prosecutors for review and there is no record the accuser pursued charges on her own, per the report.
The woman shared pictures in July when she alleged domestic incidents.
The woman tagged Elliott in one of the posts in July, and here’s the caption from the first photo:
“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. It’s not okay. So I want each and everyone one of you girls to step away now from domestic violence. You’re worth so much more. I got told it was called “tough love” I’m sorry if you love someone you don’t touch your loved ones.”
Elliott’s reps told TMZ, “I can assure you [the allegations] are not true.”
Reports then came out including Elliott’s response:
Elliott is the NFL’s leading rusher, with 703 yards on the ground.