The NFL has handed down a six game suspension to Ezekiel Elliot after it found that the Dallas Cowboys star was violent with his ex-girlfriend.
A thorough investigation into a domestic violence incident involving Elliot and Tiffany Thompson shows an altercation did, in fact, occur last year July, despite Elliot’s denial.
The letter, obtained by the Daily News, says “league investigators interviewed more than a dozen witnesses, including Ms. Thompson, and examined all available evidence, including photographic and digital evidence, thousands of text messages and other records of electronic communications.”
Per the letter, on July 17, 2016, Elliott “used physical force that caused injuries to Ms. Thompson’s arms, neck, and shoulders.”
Two days later, Elliot used physical force “that caused injuries to Ms. Thompson’s face, arms, wrist, and hands.” On July 21, he again used physical force “that caused injuries to Ms. Thompson’s face, neck, arms, knee, and hips.”
Two medical experts were consulted about Thompson’s injuries and its causation.
Elliot, who was drafted at the No. 4 overall pick in the 2016 draft, was not arrested nor was he ever charged with any crime.
Questionable Behavior With Women
Earlier this year, Elliot was seen on video pulling down the top of a woman while the two were aboard a St. Patricks’s day parade float.
The star running back made a second attempt to reveal her chest at which the unidentified woman slapped his hand away.
A rep for Elliot said the woman wasn’t offended by the gesture and the two continued to party together.
However, journalist Stephen A. Smith was in opposition to Elliot’s behavior.
“My reaction was Ezekiel Elliott was an idiot, plain and simple,” Smith said Tuesday (March 14) on ESPN’s First Take. “Now, I’m not calling him an idiot in terms of character assassination and that’s what he is totally. I’m saying in this particular sequence, he’s an absolute idiot.”