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The NFL sought information from the Aventura (Fla.) Police Department about a February incident involving Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott and indicated in the request the alleged victim was cooperating with the league’s investigation, according to an email obtained by USA TODAY Sports.

An NFL official reached out to Aventura authorities on Sept. 28, according to the email.

Ed DuBois, a security representative for the NFL, wrote that he was “interested in obtaining as much information as possible” about the alleged incident.

“(The woman) claims that Elliott abused her in February of 2016 in Aventura,” DuBois wrote. “She claims that she called the Aventura Police via 911 and that officers arrived but decided not to arrest Elliott.”


USA TODAY Sports does not identify alleged victims of domestic violence.

The woman has also alleged she was assaulted by Elliott on multiple occasions in Columbus, Ohio in July. Authorities in Columbus announced Sept. 6 they would not file charges against Elliott.

He also was not charged in Aventura.

The woman, who alleged Elliott abused her over a five-day period in July, called police in Aventura on Feb. 12. In a 911 recording obtained by USA TODAY Sports, the woman — who calls Elliott her boyfriend in the call — alleged Elliott struck her with an open hand in the on her “left-upper chest.”

“He also pushed and shoved me against the wall,” the woman told the 911 dispatcher.

The woman also told the dispatcher that Elliott “pushed” and “shoved” her in the past.


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