After botching its domestic violence probes of Ray Rice and Josh Brown, the NFL continues to thoroughly re-evaluate allegations against Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott.
According to an ESPN report, a person close to Elliott was informed that league investigators are considering Dallas’ No. 4 pick in the draft their “Public Enemy No. 1” as separate incidents in Florida and Ohio this year continue to be under investigation.
The NFL interviewed Elliott last month regarding accusations of assault made by ex-girlfriend Tiffany Thompson in July. Thompson sparked a police investigation in Columbus, Ohio when she posted pictures of bruises of her body on Instagram and tagged Elliott. She subsequently deleted the photos and made her account private.
The former Ohio State Buckeyes star denied the accusations, was not arrested and did not face charges related to the five alleged incidents.
The NFL did not levy any punishment to Elliott as he was preparing to begin his rookie season.
The league has also been investigating a February incident that involved Elliott and the same woman in Florida after a USA TODAY report last week cited an incident report filed by the Aventura (Fla.) Police Department.
Elliott, who wasn’t arrested for the incident, was accused of pushing the alleged victim up against against a wall and injuring her shoulder.
Though the NFL previously cleared Elliott, it could still suspend him if it so chooses.
Elliott has been pivotal to the Cowboys’ seven-game winning streak, as the team sits atop the NFC East and is tied for the league’s best record with the Patriots at 7-1.
Source: NY Daily News Headlines Sports News