DA won’t press charges against Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott

AP

Credit Stacy Elliott with the scoop.

After the father of Cowboys rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott declared his son’s innocence yesterday afternoon, the actual authorities followed suit.

Via Jean-Jacques Taylor of ESPN.com,  the Columbus (Ohio) City Attorney’s Office announced it had declined to pursue charges against Elliott in an alleged domestic violence incident from July.

They said they declined to press charges because of “conflicting and inconsistent information” in the case involving his ex-girlfriend. Elliott was said to be cooperative in their investigation (and they didn’t even have to invoke Article 46 to make him that way). It also said Elliott was cooperative in the investigation and offered up affidavits and photographs to support his case.

He’s still subject to league review, and the NFL has punished players for conduct policy violations without arrests.

Elliott’s attorney, Frank C. Salzano, said his client is “looking forward to putting this behind him and continuing his focus on all things positive, both on and off the field.”

The on-field part begins Sunday against the Giants.

22 responses to “DA won’t press charges against Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott

  1. Now let’s hear the story that there will be charges pressed against the girl that made a false accusation. She could have really messed up this young man’s life.

  2. Typical Cowboy. Jerry always passes the money j see the table to make things right. Or gets them on a party bus.

  3. I guess the voicemail evidence of her saying something to the effect, “I will destroy you for breaking up with me” might have helped.

    Kids, stay away from the crazy ones. And make sure you wrap it up. In the word of Jerry Jones, “Women can smell fresh cash.”

  4. Of course the DA won’t press charges. The coddling of gifted athletes starts at a young age and continues giving these athlete’s the impression they are above the law and the common man. Window shopping weed isn’t the last bad look this guy is gonna do, book it.

  5. I thought accusations made for mandatory suspensions. Everyone was up in arms when Josh Brown was only suspended for one game. Zeke should at least get one game, seeing as he essentially did the same thing as Brown in the eyes of the law (nothing).

  6. The stupidity of some of the comments is amazing. Read the Frickin article. The state of Texas had nothing to do with no charges. All this happened in Ohio

  7. @bkostela says:
    Sep 7, 2016 10:26 AM
    I thought accusations made for mandatory suspensions. Everyone was up in arms when Josh Brown was only suspended for one game. Zeke should at least get one game, seeing as he essentially did the same thing as Brown in the eyes of the law (nothing).

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    Well the law saw fit to put a restraining order on Mr. Brown and then he violated said restraining order…so not quite the same thing there tiger.

  8. This should be a lesson to Tammy Brady that when you are truly innocent and you cooperate and you don’t don’t destroy evidence that justice prevails

  9. araidersfan says:
    Sep 7, 2016 6:12 AM
    Comforting to see that Jerry still has the local politicians in his pocket.
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    Suggest you look at a map. Columbus Ohio is about 1,000 miles away from Dallas Texas.

  10. “Comforting to see that Jerry still has the local politicians in his pocket.”

    “Typical Cowboy. Jerry always passes the money j see the table to make things right. Or gets them on a party bus.”

    “Jerry’s check must have cleared with the ex.”

    Seriously? You do know this didn’t happen in Texas right? Jerry had absolutely nothing to do with the decision the DA made. The girl lied and wanted money probably. Plain and simple. Just because one person claims another person did something doesn’t mean it’s true. You can hate the Cowboys all you want, but just because of that, doesn’t make every player guilty because you don’t like them.

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