Report: Ezekiel Elliott denies domestic violence accusation

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Cowboys rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott has reportedly denied a domestic abuse allegation made against him in Columbus, Ohio.

TMZ Sports reports that a 2o-year-old woman filed a police report with the Columbus Police Department on Friday morning and accused Elliott of assaulting her while they were in a car together. She said she and Elliott used to live together, although Elliott denied that and the abuse allegation when contacted by police.

Per the TMZ report, the Columbus police also spoke to four witnesses — one who was in the car — who said they did not see any assault. Elliott has not been arrested and the woman was referred to the prosecutor’s office by the police.

Earlier on Friday, Deadspin shared posts featuring pictures of bruises from the Instagram account of Tiffany Thompson, who the website described as a woman “known to be” Elliott’s girlfriend, that showed what captions said were the result of domestic abuse. No direct accusation against Elliott was made, although his Instagram handle was the sole caption on one of the posts. Thompson’s account has been made private since the Deadspin post went live.

88 responses to “Report: Ezekiel Elliott denies domestic violence accusation

  1. hasn’t even suited up yet…….Is it me or do the Cowboys tend to get guys like this more than other teams?

    This of course assuming he is guilty..

    but couple key lines from this story…

    use to live together……
    claims to be girlfriend

    4 people in a car don’t see anything??

    Man this is wacked.

  2. RussianBreadMaker says:
    Jul 22, 2016 10:45 AM
    The Cowboys front office appears to be excellent at evaluating character.

    ________________________

    I think Zeke is the one who is bad at judging character, based on what i read and the witness accounts there was no assault. Just a money/attention hungry female.

  3. Leave it to the Cowboys. Hardy should be resigning soon.A pathetic excuse of an organization. How many legitimate*playoff wins in 20 years. Ya I thought so.

  4. Did he and Greg Hardy have a double date scheduled? What the heck is going on with these guys. They have the world at their hands and they can’t lay off the dope and women.

  5. Buckeye fan here, live in Columbus…Zeke is a high character guy, classy, comes from a good family…don’t believe it for a minute, no way…

  6. Everyone will overlook the line that says the other witness saw nothing happen. Stupid chick looking for her rent to get paid.

  7. She is looking for cash and knows this will get attention because it’s his birthday.

    He is not in ONE of her instagram photos which include college and post college pictures.

    She is trash

  8. Need body cams and cameras in the cars for athletes. No telling if it really happened or not, but just the accusation is enough to get some money. Better, if the accusation is proved a lie, the accuser gets jail time. Stop that crap right up front.

  9. THE ohio state continues to gift us the most AMAZING people on the planet.

    thanks again Urban, you sure do a great job of molding those men.

  10. Four witnesses said no assault took place. That means they are all either friends of Elliott or she’s making a money grab. I guess only time will tell.

  11. Who are these men that are raising and teaching these boys? You don’t hit a woman, you get that lesson beat into you the first time you smack a girl in nursery school for getting you out in a game of tag. Teach your kids to be better and have some respect for people. It is unacceptable behavior in society.

  12. Domestic Assault laws don’t usually leave room for Officer Discretion. If her claim was substantiated, Elliott would have been locked up. He said/she said with witnesses agreeing with him. Maybe she’s ratchet. Do kids still say that?

  13. The eye witness in the car said they did not see any assault. Now the eye witness was probably playing pokemon Go at the time and wasn’t paying attention but I don’t think Elliott did it.

  14. Obviously I’m not a Cowboys fan, but this isn’t the Cowboys fault. This is Zeke’s fault. Prior to the draft, a lot of boards had the Eagles moving up to get Zeke or would have picked him with their pick, and a lot of other teams were going to pick him, too. It wouldn’t have mattered what team he went to, it still would have happened. I’ve seen the pics, and they are brutal. I’m not one to cast judgement without knowing the facts, but no man should ever hit a woman, regardless. And if he or anyone does do that, they should be banned at least a year. And that goes for any one on any team.

  15. This is bogus – just fodder to rile up the haters led mostly by steeler fans that want to distract everyone from the Bell news.

    LOL you haters make me laugh.

    She probably broke a nail and realizes she can get a payday

    Hate on Haters – and keep bringing up Greg Hardy cause that’s not old or anything !

  16. “dacatindahat says:
    Jul 22, 2016 10:55 AM
    Buckeye fan here, live in Columbus…Zeke is a high character guy, classy, comes from a good family…don’t believe it for a minute, no way…”

    If yo own a Red O$U Satin Pullover & still talk about your days playing High School Football your opinion is null & void.

  17. realityonetwo says:
    Jul 22, 2016 10:56 AM
    Just reinforces my belief that dating should be banned until the participants are at least 25.
    ______________________________
    I’ll be sure to share your opinions with my friends who have been married for over 5 years and I’m 30

  18. Giants fan here, but tired of the rush to judgement on these stories. What happened to innocent until proven guilty? What happened to benefit of the doubt?

    What has this guy done in his past to make you automatically believe he is guilty?

    There are people out there who make false accusations. Let’s see how this shakes out before taking action.

    IF he did something, then full punishment. But we have NO idea if anything occurred at this point.

  19. Dallas Cowboy Initiation 101 (written by Jerruh himself)

    Do one of the following:
    – beat up a gf/wife
    – get arrested for PEDs
    – get arrested for recreational drugs

    WELCOME TO THE DALLAS COWBOYS!!!
    …………………………………………………………………….

    (although I don’t believe Zeke did anything)

  20. Giants fan here, but tired of the rush to judgement on these stories. What happened to innocent until proven guilty? What happened to benefit of the doubt?

    What has this guy done in his past to make you automatically believe he is guilty?

    There are people out there who make false accusations. Let’s see how this shakes out before taking action.

    IF he did something, then full punishment. But we have NO idea if anything occurred at this point.
    —–

    No one cares that you’re a Giants fan. Why do you people always have to point this out as if their opinion should be weighted more?

  21. Hate the Cowboys, but let things play out before we crucify this man..

    This wouldnt be the first or last time a woman has lied about being abused.

  22. wsnygiantfan says:
    Jul 22, 2016 11:11 AM

    Giants fan here, but tired of the rush to judgement on these stories. What happened to innocent until proven guilty? What happened to benefit of the doubt?

    —-

    That goes for everyone trashing the girlfriend, too.

  23. This just smells fishy. I mean the police did not arrest the dude so why is everyone rushing to judgement. Innocent until proven guilty. Might as well throw anything out there. If could be as simple as dude has money and she wants some. Or it could be true. Let the process play out. If it is true he should be suspended if not she should go to jail.

  24. Lets not rush into this yet. Two sides to every story. Know need to kill the kid yet. Lets let this play out and I HATE the cowboys!!!

  25. I don’t think Cowboy fans should be worried about this. She claims a sore wrist with a red mark. So at most he grabbed her wrist. That’s if it even happened, which I doubt it did based on witnesses.

  26. My gut feeling is that allegations of domestic abuse usually have substance behind them, but let’s let the investigation play out. My wife (Cowboys #1 fanatic in the universe) and I read everything published on this guy before and during the draft, and there wasn’t a whisper of anything like this. If he’s guilty, then he should be hammered: but we don’t know that yet.

  27. If not true she should be thrown in jail. If true never allow him to play a down in the NFL.

    – Cowboys fan.

  28. celticsforever says:
    Jul 22, 2016 11:13 AM
    Dallas Cowboy Initiation 101 (written by Jerruh himself)

    Do one of the following:
    – beat up a gf/wife
    – get arrested for PEDs
    – get arrested for recreational drugs

    WELCOME TO THE DALLAS COWBOYS!!!
    …………………………………………………………………….

    (although I don’t believe Zeke did anything)
    _______________________________________
    Well you got the beat up GF part right and recreational drugs, but nobody on the team has been suspended for PEDs. Scandrick was for recreational drugs MDMA

  29. Another criminal. Another day in the Cowboys organization. Football teams in Texas really don’t care about character, do they? Baylor, TCU, SMU, Dallas, A&M, etc.

  30. Man, social media is nauseating….if you are somewhat famous,
    You can’t fart without it being a media sensation…..
    Oh well… Enjoy the drama & the smell… Most seem to live for it these days!!!

  31. Its all about the Benjamins. He just received a $16.3 M signing bonus. She is out of the picture, and sees an opportunity for some quick cash.
    Poor man’s version of a Slippin’ Jimmy scam.

  32. Is Elliot going to be criticized like Brady was or is the rest of the country/NFL owners truly just jealous of Brady and the Pats – time will tell

  33. @ nhpats

    Yeah but none of the Cowboy leaders will ever get to the aaron hernandez level of 43 million dollar bonus and being referred to ” like a son ” bynthe owner .

  34. “She said she and Elliott used to live together, although Elliott denied that and the abuse allegation when contacted by police.”

    It’ll only take a minute to find out who’s telling the truth here. The liar is most likely guilty, either of assault or a shakedown.

  35. So nobody substantiates it, there are no pictures of them both together anywhere, she says ” it’s been going on too long” but never reported anything till he made money and no charges have been filed. He’s gotta be guilty

  36. This is a money grab from a gold digger. Nothing more.

    The guy has no history of this.

    Why would he beat her up after he broke up with her?

  37. that’s a whole different story – look at how the media & rest of league treats these types of events and compare it to how the GOAT is treated over what he’s accused of – it’s not right

  38. The Truth says:
    Jul 22, 2016 11:49 AM
    @ nhpats

    Yeah but none of the Cowboy leaders will ever get to the aaron hernandez level of 43 million dollar bonus and being referred to ” like a son ” bynthe owner .

    ———–
    The Pats cut Hernandez as soon as there was even speculation he was involved in any crime. Let’s see if Jerry and the Cowboys do the same. Somehow I doubt it.

  39. The NFL

    Where science is denied and domestic violence is no problem at all.

    SMH

    Goodell and his cronies are VILE

  40. Hey Zeke- be sure to fully co-operate. Own it if you did something and understand the boos if so.
    Don’t take any advice from star QBs who may suggest destroying your phone the day before you sit down with NFL.

  41. longislandcowboyfan33….you have lots of nerve to call somebody a loser after your cowgirls finished in last place in the worst division in the NFL!!!!

  42. drewfl says:
    Jul 22, 2016 11:13 AM

    Giants fan here, but tired of the rush to judgement on these stories. What happened to innocent until proven guilty? What happened to benefit of the doubt?
    ———————————–

    Roger Goodell happened.

  43. dacatindahat says:
    Jul 22, 2016 10:55 AM
    Buckeye fan here, live in Columbus…Zeke is a high character guy, classy, comes from a good family…don’t believe it for a minute, no way…

    —————————————————–

    People said the same thing about OJ Simpson

  44. Please, PFT don’t cover for him. The article says no direct accusation was made? Someone on Instagram asked her who did this? and her reply was Elliott’s handle.

    How is that not direct?

  45. Innocent until proven guilty! I looked at the pictures and the one of her hand looks like she punched a wall. Seems suspicious to me. I’m ready for some football! Geaux Saints!!

  46. This is an absolute money-grab.
    If there was any probable cause to the allegations he would’ve been arrested. There ain’t; He wasn’t. Case closed.
    All he Cowboys’ haters can now move on, oh wait, you can’t.

  47. drewfl says:
    Jul 22, 2016 11:13 AM

    Giants fan here, but tired of the rush to judgement on these stories. What happened to innocent until proven guilty? What happened to benefit of the doubt
    ———————————————————

    social media = first over fact

  48. A woman should know she’s going to take a couple of shots if she gets involved with a football player. It’s just a matter of whether or not the payoff is worth it.

  49. All the same people that are calling this kid “guilty as charged” are the same ones that called Aguilar a “rapist” before any FACTS came out. Not saying he is innocent or guilty but this rush to judgment needs to stop. I am sure anyone would want that to happen if they were dealing with it personally.

  50. Didn’t happen….no way. With all the attention given to abuse by the NFL today. Witnesses didn’t see anything that could be labeled abuse. He said he didn’t touch her in a harmful way. He should probably lawyer up just in case. She sounds like a rough and tough girl who would stop at nothing to hurt this guys career. Got to be careful who you hitch your wagon to…think about what that person might do if want to unhitch!!!!!! And stop talking to the police without said lawyer.

  51. The instagram post is suspect…

    Sounds like she is playing it up.

    Although, the pictures are hard to argue. Interesting to see how this goes.

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