Soon after the Le’Veon Bell news broke, another top-five fantasy running back found himself in more serious hot water. According to a Deadspin report, Cowboys first-round pick Ezekiel Elliott was accused of domestic violence by his “known to be” girlfriend. Elliott has since denied the report by the woman.
The female accuser filed a report with the Columbus (OH) PD on Friday morning and posted numerous pictures of bruises on Instagram, along with captions regarding domestic abuse. She claims she was assaulted by Elliott in the front seat of a vehicle.
The officers who responded to the scene say the woman claims she had pain in her wrist and a red mark — but declined medical treatment.
Cops contacted Elliott — who denied striking the woman. He also said he never lived with her.
According to the report, cops also spoke with 4 witnesses — but they all told cops they didn’t see an assault. One of the witnesses was in the car at the time of the alleged incident.
Due to the conflicting reports, Elliott was NOT arrested — but the accuser was referred to the prosecutor’s office … if she wants to try to press charges.
We reached out to Elliott’s camp — one person in his agent’s office told us, “I can assure you [the allegations] are not true.”
We will keep you updated if an arrest has been made on Elliott and if the Cowboys or the NFL plan on disciplining the former Buckeye.
Update 11:09 AM:
NFL will investigate Ezekiel Elliott allegations, according to the league office.
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) July 22, 2016
Update 12:27 PM:
High-ranking #Cowboys source says that Ezekiel Elliott has messages saved on his phone proving his ex-girlfriend is trying to set him up.
— Mike Leslie (@MikeLeslieWFAA) July 22, 2016