Yesterday, the Columbus prosecutor’s office announced that it would not be pursuing charges against Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott, who was accused of committing domestic violence on five separate occasions by his girlfriend, Tiffany Thompson. Today, the prosecutor’s office released documents related to the case, including witness statements, photographs, and text messages.
All of these documents are embedded at the bottom of the page, but the most notable may be a sworn statement from a woman named Ayrin Mason, who claims she was with Thompson during the early morning hours of July 22, 2016, the day Thompson called the police to report that Elliott had just assaulted her. Here is Mason’s statement:
Included in the documents released by the prosecutor’s office are images of text messages. It’s hard to tell exactly who is communicating with whom based on the images, but two of them appear to show Thompson asking Mason to lie to the police, as Mason claimed in the statement above:
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When the prosecutor’s office announced that it would not be charging Elliott, it cited “Conflicting and inconsistent information across all incidents resulting in concern regarding the sufficiency of the evidence to support the filing of criminal charges.”
You can read the rest of the documents released by the prosecutor’s office, which include sworn statements from other witnesses who were at the scene of the alleged assault on July 22, below: