FRISCO, Texas – Ezekiel Elliott will not be charged in any of the domestic violence allegations stemming back to this past summer, it was announced Tuesday.
According to the Columbus City Attorney's Office, Elliott has been cleared of all five alleged incidents with his former girlfriend "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."
Elliott's legal advisor, Frank Salzano, released a statement on the news shortly afterward:
"During the past six weeks my office, along with local counsel, have worked diligently and cooperatively with the Prosecutor's office providing it with an abundance of evidence clearly demonstrating Mr. Elliott's innocence. On behalf of Mr. Elliott and his family, we would like to express our satisfaction with the Prosecutor's office decision of electing not to file charges against Mr. Elliott. We are very pleased that the Prosecutor's office thoroughly reviewed and weighed all of the evidence in coming to their decision. Mr. Elliott is looking forward to putting this behind him and continuing his focus on all things positive, both on and off the field."
Elliott came under intense scrutiny on July 22 when his ex-girlfriend, Tiffany Thompson, filed two police reports accusing him of abuse. The report claimed that Elliott assaulted her while they sat in a parked car, though four witnesses – two of whom were in the car – claimed they saw no assault take place.
Elliott's father put out a statement at the time asserting his son's innocence, and the Cowboys backed the rookie throughout training camp.
According to multiple reports, the incident still remains under review by the NFL. Under the league's personal conduct policy, a player does not need to be formally charged to be subjected to discipline.