Tom Pelissero of USA Today reports that NFL investigators recently interviewed Cowboys rookie RB Ezekiel Elliott regarding the domestic violence allegations made against him by his ex-girlfriend.
Columbus (Ohio) City Attorney’s Office announced a month ago that they were not going to pursue charges against Elliott “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.”
Although, Pelissero mentions that NFL continues to pursue the matter.
It’s worth mentioning that the NFL still suspended Giants K Josh Brown one game even though, like Elliott, he was not criminally charged.
In case you haven’t seen it, here is the official release from Columbus (Ohio) City Attorney’s Office regarding the matter.
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Elliott, 20, was taken with the No. 4 overall pick by the Cowboys during this year’s draft. He signed four-year contract worth $24,956,342, which includes a signing bonus of $16,350,068. The contract also includes a fifth-year option for the team to consider in 2019.
This season, Elliott has appeared in six games for the Cowboys and rushed for 703 yards on 137 carries (5.1 YPC) to go along with 11 receptions for 98 yards receiving and five total touchdowns.