Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott was named in another police report, this time for possible battery, involving the same woman who called police in July. This report was from a call to police in South Florida back in February and, like the July case, resulted in no criminal charges being filed. USA Today first reported the police report on Friday.
Reporting officer Kevin Childs wrote that he arrived at the Aventura, Fla., condo at 5:43 p.m. on Feb. 12. When he got there, Thompson told him that Elliott had pushed her into a wall after the two got in an argument “over a social media incident,” according to the report. Paramedics looked at her but saw no visible signs of injury, Childs wrote, and they gave her an ice pack for her left shoulder, which she said hurt from the shove. In the report, Childs referred to Thompson’s relationship with Elliott as a “friend (With Benefits).”
Child also talked to Elliott. He also said that Thompson was upset over a “social media incident” and had been asked by Elliott to leave his apartment. But Elliott added that he had then tried to lock himself inside his room, and after that she grabbed him “around the waist.” According to the report, Elliott told police “that is when he pushed her to get her off of him.” The report ends with no mention of charges, which the officer explained:
Since there were no physical sign’s of any injury. Her word against his and no independent witnesses, a report was taken and Tiffany was advised on how to file charges, if she chose to do so.
Thompson left in an Uber. A spokeswoman for the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office told USA Today that the case had not been sent to prosecutors for review.
Elliott is the subject of an ongoing NFL investigation that resulted from Thompson posting pictures of bruises on Instagram in July. She did not name Elliot, but tagged in him the post in which she said she got the bruises because of domestic violence. Thompson also had called police, twice, within a few days before the Instagram post. The resulting investigation was closed without charges by Columbus prosecutors, who cited a lack of evidence and “conflicting and inconsistent information across all incidents” as the reason why. This included one woman who told prosecutors that Thompson asked her to lie to the police. Principal city attorney Robert S. Tobias, later told USA Today that he believed there were interactions “where violence occurred” but he could not “firmly conclude exactly what happened.”
When contacted Friday by USA Today, Elliott’s legal representation Frank Salzano declined to comment on the February incident; he also did not respond to our request for comment. Salzano shared a statement with the media last Monday, calling for the NFL to close its ongoing investigation of Elliott because it was “only open because of their apprehensiveness stemming from the recent scrutiny it has come under for its handling of other domestic violence matters.”
In speaking with the media after Sunday’s win against the Cleveland Browns, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones told ESPN that the revelation of the February incident is not troublesome and that he expects Elliott to be available for the remainder of the season.
“Everything, everything that I know regarding any of Zeke’s behavior makes me satisfied that we don’t have any issues,” Jones said. “And I know about all of those things. I know everything, yes, there’s been nothing, nothing that I didn’t know about that anybody has brought up. I’m very comfortable that I’ve got Zeke’s full story. I’m real comfortable. And we haven’t been worried about that since training camp.”
You can read the full report below.