Earlier today it was reported a police report was filed in Columbus, Ohio alleging Ezekiel Elliott was involved in a domestic violence incident with his ex-girlfriend. We reported on the facts as we knew them here. For a complete view of what happened with the police, here is the pertinent part of the police report.
One thing we do know is that the NFL will be investigating the incident.
The NFL will look into this incident to see whether Ezekiel Elliott broke league's personal conduct policy.— Drew Davison (@drewdavison) July 22, 2016
As the morning has passed, local media has picked up the story and begun gathering information. It appears there is going to be pushback from Ezekiel Elliott as to the veracity of the claims. Here is the latest information from local reporters.
Per a source, the Cowboys don't believe the allegations against Elliott are true— Clarence Hill (@clarencehilljr) July 22, 2016
Per a source, Elliott broke off the relationship and alleged victim said she would ruin him if he did. Thus the accusations— Clarence Hill (@clarencehilljr) July 22, 2016
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
Also, Clarence Hill reports that Elliott claims the bruises to Tiffany Thompson, the woman making the allegations, were the result of a bar fight Ms. Thompson was involved in.
[UPDATE]: Here is audio of the 911 call made after the incident.
As of now, we have two people stating their side of the issue. We urge everybody to keep an open mind about this case until all of the facts are brought forward. As of this point, we probably don't have all the information we will have after a few days, so patience with the process is warranted.