Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott was allegedly involved in a second, prior altercation with a woman accusing him of domestic abuse, USA Today reports.
The woman accused Elliott of domestic abuse in July, and also reportedly called police on him in February after he pushed her against a wall and injured her shoulder. The incident report obtained by USA Today indicated no visible signs of injury, and that police responded to the call but the accuser declined treatment and did not go to the hospital. Elliott was training for the draft in south Florida at the time, in the Miami area.
Elliott was not arrested, nor was the case handed to prosecutors. He told police that 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. There were no independent witnesses listed.
The NFL is investigating the same woman‘s claims against Elliott stemming from an incident in July, where no charges were filed. Elliott has denied those claims. It is unclear whether the league is or was aware of the February incident.
Elliott, a rookie, leads the NFL in rushing yards entering Sunday’s game.