Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott will not face domestic violence charges

By The Sports Xchange  |  Sept. 6, 2016 at 8:05 PM
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Dallas Cowboys rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott will not face charges in conjunction with the multiple domestic violence allegations made by his former girlfriend.

Tiffany Thompson filed her complaint alleging five instances of domestic abuse between July 17-22. Elliott's legal representatives provided witness affidavits and photographs for review to the Columbus (Ohio) City Attorney's Office.

"After reviewing the totality of the evidence, the City Attorney's Office, Prosecutor Division is declining to approve criminal charges in this matter for any of the alleged incidents," the City Attorney's Office wrote in a release Tuesday. "This is primarily due to conflicting and inconsistent information across all incidents resulting in concern regarding the sufficiency of evidence to support the filing of criminal charges."

Despite having the charges dropped, Elliott could still face punishment from the NFL. USA Today reported that his case is under review.

Elliott was the fourth overall pick in this year's NFL draft and is scheduled to be in the starting lineup when the Cowboys open their regular season against the New York Giants on Sunday (4:25 p.m. ET).

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