As NFL training camps get set to kick off next week, no team is expecting more from a rookie this season than the Cowboys are of Ezekiel Elliott. TMZ is reporting that the standout running back from Ohio State, whom the Cowboys took with the fourth overall pick in this year’s draft, was accused by an ex-girlfriend of domestic violence in a police report filed Friday morning.
TMZ obtained the audio of the 911 call made by the accuser to the Columbus, Ohio Police Department.
According to reports, Elliott denied striking the woman when he was interviewed by police. He was not arrested. Witness statements allegedly conflict with the accusers timeline of events.
Charlie Morrow, a reporter with Fox-2 – in Elliot’s hometown of St. Louis – tweeted that he spoke with Elliott’s mother who told him that Ezekiel is in possession of screenshots of text messages that prove that the ex-girlfriend intended to set him up.
Dawn Elliott, Ezekiel Elliott’s Mother, tells me via text that Ezekiel has text screenshots proving that he is being set-up by accuser.
— Charlie Marlow (@CharlieMarlow_) July 22, 2016
The story is just developing, but based on initial reports and information, it does not appear that charges against Elliott are imminent.