The National Football League is launching an investigation under their personal conduct policy into allegations that Dallas Cowboys running back, Ezekiel Elliot, attacked his former girlfriend.
Accusation will be reviewed by NFL under personal conduct policy, NFL spokesman confirms: https://t.co/Y5NZPrmQsq
— Kate Hairopoulos (@khairopoulos) July 22, 2016
Tiffany Thompson posted Instagram photos Friday, July 22, showing various bruises on her arms, neck, legs and hands, she claims were inflicted by Elliot.
“Just for every woman out there getting abused it’s time to put a stop to it,” she captioned one of two photos. “This has been happening to me for months and it finally got out of control to where I was picked up and thrown across the room by my arms. Thrown into walls, Being choked to where I have to gasp for breath. Bruised everywhere, mentally and physically abused. It’s not okay. So I want each and everyone of you girls to step away now from domestic violence. You’re worth so much more. I got told it was called ‘tough love.’ I’m sorry if you love someone you don’t touch your loved one.”
Thompson filed a police report with the Columbus, Ohio police department on Friday. She alleges that Elliot was her former live-in boyfriend and said she was assaulted while sitting in the driver’s seat of her parked vehicle.
TMZ reports that Elliot, 21, denies ever living with Thompson or harming her physically.
When cops arrived on the the scene they observed a red mark on the alleged victim’s wrist. She complained of pain, but denied medical assistance.
In the police report, officers say they interviewed four witnesses, including one who was inside the vehicle. All of them denied seeing an assault.
No arrests were made due to the conflicting stories. Thompson was advised to go to the prosecutor’s office if she wanted to pursue charges.
Elliot was drafted with the fourth overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft by the Cowboys after a stellar career at Ohio State. The team is counting on him to be their star running back.
A person in Elliot’s agent’s office told TMZ “I can assure you [the allegations] are not true.”