Ealier today, the NFL suspended Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott six games for domestic violence. In a letter released to the media, the league made their case as to how they came that decision and apparently they felt that there was strong enough “photographic” and “digital” evidence that Elliott beat his girlfriend several times in one week.
On July 17, the NFL says Elliott attacked Thompson at the Canvasback Lane apartments in Columbus, Ohio.
“You used physical force that caused injuries to Ms. Thompson’s arms, neck and shoulders.”
On July 19, the NFL says there was another altercation at the Canvasback Lane apartments.
“You used physical force that caused injuries to Ms. Thompson’s face, arms, wrists and hands.”
On July 21, the NFL says there was a 3rd incident at the Canvasback Lane apartments.
“You used physical force that caused injuries to Ms. Thompson’s face, neck, arms knee and hips.”
Back in 2016 the Columbus prosecutor’s office they would pursue charges against Elliot due to “Conflicting and inconsistent information across all incidents resulting in concern regarding the sufficiency of the evidence to support the filing of criminal charges.”
It’s hard to understand how the Cowboys came to this conclusion while the Columbus prosecutor’s office did nothing with so much supposed evidence at hand.
Here’s the official letter from the NFL regarding Ezekiel Elliott.