Ezekiel Elliott Denies Domestic Abuse Allegations

By D.J. Byrnes on July 22, 2016 at 11:08 am
Ezekiel Elliott denies abuse allegations.

Dallas Cowboys running back and former Ohio State star Ezekiel Elliott has been accused of domestic violence but denied the allegation, according to a police report obtained by Eleven Warriors. TMZ first reported the news.

Elliott, who turned 21 years old Friday and has shown support for domestic violence victims in the past, denied the accusations, and police did not arrest him on the scene. No charges have been filed against Elliott. 

The woman said Elliott, whom she identified as her "former live-in boyfriend", assaulted her at 2:35 a.m. Friday morning while sitting in the driver's seat of her parked vehicle on West Third Avenue in Columbus. The police spoke to four witnesses, one of which sat in the car when the accident occurred. They said they didn't witness an assault.

Police noted a red mark on her wrist. Though she said she suffered pain, she denied medical treatment.

The woman, who claims to be Elliott's girlfriend, took to Instagram, where she posted several photos of injuries in an effort to speak against domestic violence. She tagged Elliott, too.

Her Instagram name has been edited to protect her privacy:

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In a second police report, Elliott told police she suffered injuries in a bar fight with another woman and that he never hit her. Elliott said he didn't live with his accuser but paid her rent and co-signed her car. The alleged victim listed her occupation as "sex slave."

Elliott's father, Stacy, issued a statement through NFL reporter Adam Schefter:

“The reported allegations and Internet postings regarding our son are completely false. Ezekiel has done nothing wrong. The police have investigated this matter and eyewitnesses have verified the lack of any wrongdoing. The actual evidence in this matter clearly indicates what the real motivation was behind the police being called. We are confident that when the truth comes to light it will reveal the falsity of these claims. Ezekiel has been fully cooperative with the police and will continue to do so—along with cooperating with the NFL—moving forward.”

According to Dallas ABC affiliate reporter Mike Leslie, Dallas Cowboy sources say Elliott saved text messages proving his ex-girlfriend is trying to set him up. Leslie also obtained the 911 call that precipitated the report:

CBS' Benjamin Albright reports Cowboys brass are in contact with Elliott and the police, and at this time they do not believe the allegations have merit.

Police referred the case to the county prosecutor due to the conflicting witness statements.

Here is the original report, obtained by our Eric Seger, with the names and information of victim and witnesses edited out:

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