Tiffany Thompson got Ezekiel Elliott in a heap of hot water with the NFL as a result of the assault allegations. There may not be enough evidence for Elliott to be arrested, but apparently photos of Thompson’s bruises are enough for Elliott to get suspended by NFL for violating their personal conduct policy. On Friday, August 11, 2017, the NFL made the decision to suspend the Dallas Cowboys running back. Elliott will be forced to sit out of the first six games of the season. Meanwhile, Thompson alleges that he assaulted her on five different occasions during their relationship.
In July 2016, right when rumors began emerging that Elliott was going to leave his girlfriend, Thompson took to Instagram and posted photos of bruises allegedly made by her boyfriend. Thompson made a police report in the early morning hours of July 22, 2016, in Ohio. She claimed that Elliott attacked her while she was in the driver’s seat. However, the football star wasn’t arrested because of conflicting reports from witnesses, one of which had been in the car at the time of the alleged assault.
Elliott and Thompson met while in Ohio State University. Thompson formerly worked as a “doll” in the Columbus Sway night club (closed down in 2016). She was born in Reynoldsburg, Ohio, but now lives in Pickerington, the town where she graduated high school. According to Thompson’s Facebook, she’s currently listed as single.
Ezekiel Elliot denies all assault allegations made by Tiffany Thompson. He claims that Thompson’s injuries were a result of a bar fight that she was involved in. Elliot told TMZ, “I can assure you [the allegations] are not true.”
Dallas Morning News’ Cowboys beat writer Clarence Hill tweeted, “Per a source, Elliott broke off the relationship and alleged victim said she would ruin him if he did. Thus the accusations.” Meanwhile, WFAA’s Mike Leslie tweeted, “”messages saved on (Elliott’s) phone proving his ex-girlfriend is trying to set him up.”
Here’s how Thompson responded to the controversy. She tweeted the words, “Y’all don’t gotta worry about me I’m just fine sitting here with you guys laughing.”
On July 22, 2017, Thompson posted photos on Instagram of bruises on her arms and neck. She accused Elliot of physically assaulting her, causing multiple marks on her body. Thompson wrote, “Just for every woman out there getting abused it’s time to put a stop to it. This has been happening to me for months and it finally got out of control to where I was picked up and thrown across the room by my arms.Thrown into walls. Being choked to where I have to gasp for breath. Bruised everywhere, mentally and physically abused. It’s not okay. So I want each and every one of you girls to step away now from domestic violence. You’re worth so much more. I got told it was called “tough love” I’m sorry if you love someone you don’t touch your loved ones.”
Thompson followed up that message with a hashtag. She wrote, “#Stopdomesticviolence.”
Look below to see official text messages between Thompson and her friend regarding the assault allegations. Plus, take a look at the affidavit.
Thompson allegedly instructed her friend on what to say to investigations when she texted the statement, “If they ask he dragged me out of the car.” Her friend later asks in one text, “Do you want me to lie about what happened that night bc zekes lawyer is about to call me again?”