City attorney: No charges filed against Ezekiel Elliott in domestic violence investigation


The Columbus City Attorney’s Office announced they will not be filing charges against former Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott in a domestic violence investigation.

The office of Richard C. Pfeiffer said charges will not be filed due to inconsistencies with the information of the alleged incidents.

“After reviewing the totality of the evidence, the City Attorney’s Office, Prosecutor Division is declining to approve criminal charges in this matter for any of the 5 alleged incidents. This is primarily 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.”

In the report filed in July, the 20-year-old alleged victim accused Elliott hit her several times inside a parked car, leaving bruises on her arms. She also claimed she had lived with the 21-year-old NFL rookie for approximately three months.

However, Elliott denied the allegations in the report, saying she suffered the injuries during a bar fight.

According to the police report, one witness in the vehicle said they did not observe Elliott assault the victim. An additional three witnesses in the parking lot said stated they did not observe an assault.

Elliott also refuted that the pair lived together, but admitted to paying the woman’s rent and co-signing for her vehicle.

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