Former Ohio State and current Dallas Cowboys rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott was accused of domestic assault by his ex-girlfriend, Tiffany Thompson, on Friday morning. Elliott’s father, Stacy, vehemently denied Thompson’s accusation.
Stacy Elliott refuted the claims in a statement made to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
“The reported allegations and Internet postings regarding our son are completely false,” Stacy Elliott told Schefter. “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.”
A pair of police reports from Friday morning provide information on two separate instances where the alleged victim claims the suspect hit her. One report claims she was hit several times while in the driver’s seat of a parked vehicle. Four witnesses said they did not see any assault, including one witness who was sitting in the passenger’s seat of the vehicle.
Thompson also posted photos on her Instagram Friday morning signifying that she had been a victim of a domestic attack. The photos were taken down hours later and Thompson’s Instagram account has since become private.
The NFL told Pro Football Talk it will be investigating the situation under its personal conduct policy. Elliott was not arrested and has not been charged with any crime.