Ezekiel Elliott will not faces charges on five allegations of domestic violence, according to a release by the Columbus, Ohio Police Department.
The Columbus City Attorney’s Office announced that due to “conflicting and inconsistent information,” charges against the Ohio State-turned-Dallas Cowboys star are being dropped. From the release:
“After reviewing the totality of the evidence, the City Attorney’s Office, Prosecutor Division is declining to approve criminal charges in this matter for any of the 5 alleged incidents. This is primarily due to conflicting and inconsistent information across all incidents resulting in concern regarding the sufficiency of the evidence to support the filing of criminal charges.”
Here is the full release, posted by Star-Telegram Cowboys writer Drew Davison.
Official news release from Columbus, Ohio. pic.twitter.com/vQleTlCsBF
— Drew Davison (@drewdavison) September 6, 2016
Tiffany Thompson first accused Elliott of domestic violence on July 22, when she posted pictures of bruises to her Instagram account. The same day, reports emerged that the Dallas Cowboys did not consider the allegations credible. Elliott claimed that the bruises occurred during a bar fight with another woman, and that he never touched Thompson. According to WFAA’s Mike Leslie, the Cowboys also heard phone recordings from Elliott that reportedly show that Thompson is attempting to “set up” the running back.
High-ranking #Cowboys source says that Ezekiel Elliott has messages saved on his phone proving his ex-girlfriend is trying to set him up.
— Mike Leslie (@MikeLeslieWFAA) July 22, 2016
We will keep you updated if more comes out about the Ezekiel Elliott situation.
The Dallas Cowboys open their season against the New York Giants on Sunday, September 11, at 4:25 p.m. ET.