Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott's accuser also alleged there was incident in Florida – USA TODAY
Ezekiel Elliott.(Photo: Matthew Emmons, USA TODAY Sports)
The woman who accused Dallas Cowboys star Ezekiel Elliott of abusing her for five days in July also called police on him months before the NFL Draft, alleging she suffered left shoulder pain from the force of Elliott pushing her up against a wall during an argument that turned physical.
An incident report obtained Friday by USA TODAY Sports from the Aventura (Fla.) Police Department said there were no visible signs of injury and that the accuser declined to go to the hospital after police responded to a call about an altercation at Elliott’s apartment Feb. 12.
Elliott wasn’t arrested. Terry Chavez, spokesperson for the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s office, told USA TODAY Sports the case was not forwarded to prosecutors for review. Chavez said there’s no record the accuser pursued charges on her own.
USA TODAY Sports does not identify alleged victims of domestic violence.
It’s unclear whether the NFL, which continues to investigate the July allegations against Elliott that were reported to police in Columbus, Ohio, is aware of the previous allegation in Florida and whether it could influence a decision on potential discipline under the personal conduct policy, given the report was filed before Elliott was drafted in April.
NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said the league doesn’t comment on active and ongoing investigations.
Elliott, who was in South Florida training for the draft at the time of the February allegation, told police the woman “became angry over a social media incident and upset because she was asked to leave his apartment, and go back to Ohio,” according to the incident report.
When the woman refused,