The NFL's investigation into Ezekiel Elliott's alleged domestic violence incident is coming to a close, per NFL.com's Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero.
"The NFL Players Association recently filed to the NFL what the union,and his representatives hope is a final response that answers any lingering questions remaining in the league's year-long investigation into the ' star running back, multiple sources with direct knowledge of the investigation tell NFL.com."
The investigatory part of the process is nearing completion, sources say, and the league has shared its findings with the NFLPA, Elliott and his representatives. It remains unclear whether Elliott will be suspended or otherwise disciplined. The report the NFL sent to the NFLPA made no recommendation one way or another on potential discipline, according to two people who have seen it.
"The NFL launched its investigation soon after a woman claiming to be Elliott's ex-girlfriend filed a police report in Columbus, Ohio, on July 22, 2016 -- one year to the day before Elliott is scheduled to report to his secondtraining camp Saturday -- alleging Elliott assaulted her over several days last July," wrote NFL.com.
Moreover, wrote NFL.com, Elliott was never arrested and the Columbus City Attorney's Office declined to file charges, citing conflicting and inconsistent information. Elliott spoke to league investigators last fall and has expressed frustration the NFL's probe hasn't concluded, as have his attorney andowner Jerry Jones. But the Ohio allegation wasn't the only matter investigators looked into.
The same woman called police on Elliott in Feb. 2016 in Florida, where the former Ohio State star was training for the NFL draft, alleging she suffered shoulder pain when Elliott pushed her up against a wall. In March 2017, Elliott was seen in videos and photos pulling down a woman's shirt and exposing her breast on the roof of a Dallas bar during an early St. Patrick's Day parade. And just this past Sunday night, Elliott's name surfaced in media reports in connection with an assault allegation at a Dallas bar. Police announced Wednesday they were suspending their investigation into that matter and have not named any suspect or mentioned Elliott.