Ezekiel Elliott gives National Football League critical records for domestic abuse investigation
The shroud that has hovered over Ezekiel Elliott’s head since last summer is beginning to crack a bit, as a significant step may have been taken to close an National Football League probe into domestic abuse allegations.
According to the report, the NFL Players Association recently handed over “phone records and other documents” related to the probe into the Cowboys’ star running back.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has stated that there is no timeline for the probe’s completion and neither he nor the league office have publicly commented on the details of the ongoing investigation. With the submission of these records, the expectation is that the investigation reaches its conclusion before the start of the 2017 season.
Obviously cell phone records are a touchy subject for the NFLPA, understandably so when the Tom Brady Deflategate debacle is taken into consideration, but this is a necessary advancement to finally close the investigation.
A woman claiming to be Elliott’s ex-girlfriend whom Elliott described as a friend “with benefits” accused Elliott of abusing her over multiple days in OH last July. Columbus Police cited conflicting information and inconsistencies across all incidents as the reasoning. The same woman also accused of abuse in Florida in February of 2016.
Elliott said earlier this year that he’s looking to move on from the incident. Elliott, who was not charged, has steadfastly maintained his innocence. The Cowboys have also stood behind Elliott throughout the entire process.
Second, the National Football League could conclude that Elliott violated the Personal Conduct Policy and impose discipline. “The police did a very thorough investigation”.
“I do want closure”, Elliott said of the National Football League probe in January, per the Dallas Morning News. He missed the Cowboys’ first week of organized team activity practices last month after being involved in a minor vehicle accident, but returned to the field Tuesday.