Ezekiel Elliott domestic violence case being taken to city prosecutor
Ezekiel Elliott has denied assaulting his ex-girlfriend in an altercation last week and on several occasions prior to that, but his fate may ultimately be in the hands of the Columbus City Attorney.
No charges were filed after Elliott’s ex-girlfriend Tiffany Thompson called police Friday morning and accused the Dallas Cowboys rookie of hitting her while she sat in the driver’s seat of her car. Officers could not find enough evidence or witness accounts to arrest Elliot, so they advised Thompson to take the case to the prosecutor’s office if she wished to pursue it further.
According to TMZ, she is doing just that. A representative for the Columbus City Attorney confirmed that Thompson has spoken with investigators.
“We currently have an open investigation,” the spokesperson told TMZ. “We are collecting as much evidence as possible. Once the investigation is complete, our office will determine if there is sufficient evidence to establish probable cause. Basically, whether there is enough evidence to charge him or not.”
Thompson shared photos on social media that she claims show injuries she sustained when Elliott assaulted her. Police noticed redness on her wrist when they arrived on the scene Friday and she reported being in pain, but Elliott claims Thompson suffered that injury in a bar fight.
One report indicates the Cowboys do not believe the allegations against Elliott. The NFL is conducting its own investigation.