The Dallas Police Department is suspending the investigation into the incident at a Dallas bar reportedly involving Ezekiel Elliott last Sunday night.
It hasn’t even been a week since ESPN’s Adam Schefter sent NFL fans into quite the tizzy with an update on the NFL’s investigation into Ezekiel Elliott originating all the way back to July of 2016. Two days after Schefter’s report concerning last July and the ensuing NFL investigation, news broke that Zeke was allegedly involved in an incident at a bar in Dallas on Sunday night.
What exactly happened at the Dallas bar is still very much in question. There are witnesses that claim they saw this, and witnesses that claim they saw that. The situation took a turn towards the “Can you really believe this is happening?” angle on Tuesday when the Dallas Police Department sent a tweet to the alleged victim asking him to call them. Seriously.
Just over 24 hours later there is yet more news concerning the DPD’s involvement, or what now could be termed lack of involvement on the case. WFAA’s Rebecca Lopez provided an update on Wednesday afternoon:
Sources says DPD will most likely suspend Dallas Cowboy Ezekiel Elliott's case. They can not find the victim and witnesses not cooperating.— Rebecca Lopez (@rlopezwfaa) July 19, 2017
Sources say victim in Ezekiel Elliott's case gave police an old address and wrong number. DPD has not been able to find him to do interview.— Rebecca Lopez (@rlopezwfaa) July 19, 2017
BREAKING: Dallas Police just released statement confirming what we first reported. They have suspended the Ezekiel Elliott case.— Rebecca Lopez (@rlopezwfaa) July 19, 2017
Official statement from DPD on Zeke Elliott case pic.twitter.com/4Yj7BN15zx— Rebecca Lopez (@rlopezwfaa) July 19, 2017
Sources say Dallas Police did get a warrant for video at the Clutch Bar in Zeke Elliott case, but video did not show the incident.— Rebecca Lopez (@rlopezwfaa) July 19, 2017
In the past DPD has also been forced to suspend cases involving NFL player Aqib Talib. It's what happens when no one comes forward.— Rebecca Lopez (@rlopezwfaa) July 19, 2017
One has to wonder, now that the Dallas Police Department has suspended the case, if the NFL will look into this further. After all, when the Columbus Police Department did not press charges against Elliott after last summer’s alleged domestic violence incident the NFL began its own investigation that has been going on for a year now.
Even if the NFL decides not to look into Sunday’s incident, this does not preclude Elliott from any sort of punishment or suspension for last July’s allegations. We now know that the Dallas PD has moved on, will the NFL? Will we get word on a resolution from last July? For now, we wait.