Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott will not be charged with a crime following an investigation into allegations of domestic violence made by his former girlfriend, the Columbus City Attorney's Office announced Tuesday.
The woman, Tiffany Thompson, filed a police report in July alleging Elliott assaulted her in a car. She also posted photos on Instagram of bruises on her body. She did not explicitly accuse Elliott of inflicting the abuse upon her, but tagged him in one of the photos. (Thompson then made her account private and deleted the photos.) Elliott denied the allegations.
The full statement from the attorney's office can be seen below:
“My son has been vindicated,” Elliott’s father wrote on Twitter. “Truth has prevailed! If he had voliated one of OUR core values I personally would have had him charged! [sic] #Justice”
The NFL has also been investigating the allegations.