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Dallas Cowboys rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott has reportedly been accused of domestic assault by his ex-girlfriend, 20-year-old Tiffany Thompson. Elliott has denied the accusations.
According to police reports obtained by ESPN, Thompson filed a police report against Elliott on Friday from Columbus, Ohio, claiming he allegedly assaulted her in a parked car.
Elliott, a former Ohio State standout and the fourth-overall pick in this year’s NFL Draft, reportedly denied to the police all allegations of domestic violence. From ESPN:
Four witnesses, including one who was sitting in the car at the time of the alleged incident, also told police that they did not observe an assault, according to the report.
Elliot also reportedly denied ever living with her.
On Friday, Thompson posted photographs to Instagram that show bruises all over her body. She has since deleted the posts, but you can find screen-grabbed versions of the pictures at Deadspin.
Elliott was not arrested, and has not been charged with a crime.
An NFL spokesperson commented on the situation to Pro Football Talk.
“[W]e begin a review when we become aware of a potential violation of the personal conduct policy,” the spokesperson told Pro Football Talk.
Elliott’s father, Stacy, offered the following statement to ESPN’s Adam Schefter:
“The reported allegations and Internet postings regarding our son are completely false. Ezekiel has done nothing wrong. The police have investigated this matter and eyewitnesses have verified the lack of any wrongdoing. The actual evidence in this matter clearly indicates what the real motivation was behind the police being called. We are confident that when the truth comes to light it will reveal the falsity of these claims. Ezekiel has been fully cooperative with the police and will continue to do so-along with cooperating with the NFL-moving forward.”
The Cowboys didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment from Business Insider.