The Columbus City Attorney’s Office will not file domestic violence criminal charges against Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott, the Columbus Police said in a statement on Tuesday.
In late July, Elliott’s then-girlfriend, Tiffany Thompson, alleged that Elliott engaged in domestic abuse on five separate occasions, dating from July 17 through July 22 of this year. Thompson completed all the paperwork required when filing her allegations and an investigation was launched.
Elliott and everyone involved was cooperative, and injuries were said to be examined from both sides. After reviewing the “totality” of the evidence, the City Attorney’s Office claimed there was conflicting and inconsistent information across the incidents described, “resulting in concern regarding the sufficiency of the evidence to support the filing of criminal charges.”
With the City Attorney’s Office neglecting to file charges, the police investigation should come to a close and no charges will be brought forward unless Thompson, the accuser, can do something to convince prosecutors with additional evidence.
Elliott, a first-round pick by the Cowboys this offseason, is expected to be a big part of the team going forward. It’s unlikely there will be any kind of punishment from the NFL based on the charges.