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Accuser claims second incident of abuse involving Dallas Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott

By The Sports Xchange
Accuser claims second incident of abuse involving Dallas Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott celebrates his 60-yard touchdown run against the Cincinnati Bengals during the first half at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on October 6, 2016. Ian Halperin/UPI | License Photo

Dallas Cowboys rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott was accused of a second domestic violence incident involving the woman who said she was hurt in a July argument.

The woman called police the first time on Elliott months before the 2016 NFL Draft, according to USA Today.

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The report said police in Aventura, Fla., were called to the Elliott's apartment to investigate an altercation with a woman in February. The woman reportedly called police on him after Elliott pushed her against a wall and injured her shoulder.

The incident report obtained by USA Today indicated no visible signs of injury and that police responded to the call, but the accuser declined treatment and did not go to the hospital. Elliott was training for the draft at the time in the Miami area.

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There were no arrests and there is no record the accuser pursued charges, Terry Chavez, a spokesperson for the Miami-Dade State Attorney's office, told USA Today.

Elliott said earlier this week that he was interviewed by the NFL about six weeks ago about the abuse claim made against him in July, where no charges were filed. Elliott has denied those claims.

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After last Sunday's win against the Philadelphia Eagles, Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said he was confident Elliott would not be penalized by the league.

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"People that have a lot more information than I have have given him a total clean bill of health," Jones said. "I do know that all the real information that anybody has is that he doesn't have an issue.

"I don't know that the NFL has a closure, has a situation where they've cut it close, which could be a frailty of the system. As you know in law, one of the things in the Constitution is that not only are you innocent before proven guilty, you get quick addressing and then you don't get it drawn out. It has certain time frames and has a lot of economic limitations.

"So we have to, in my mind, just make sure that we inject that in the type of looking for information that we do in the NFL. But law has many, if you will a couple 100 years at least, working on through how you basically create some timeframes, create how it's initiated, create what the circumstances are about. And several which pertain to the NFL and companies, they don't necessarily have to go by that. We have a different deal though. We're so public and our issues are so public that we don't afford some of the things for some of the players, other people involved in the NFL, that the law does."

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Elliott, drafted fourth overall by the Cowboys out of Ohio State, leads the NFL in rushing with 799 yards entering Sunday's game at the Cleveland Browns.

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