Ezekiel Elliott, the Dallas Cowboys rookie running back with the top-selling jersey in the NFL, has been accused of domestic violence by a woman who claims to be his former live-in girlfriend, according to TMZ. (Elliott denied to police that they ever lived together). According to TMZ, the accuser filed a report with Columbus Police Friday morning after an alleged incident in a parked vehicle, but no arrest was made. Via TMZ:
"The officers who responded to the scene say the woman claims she had pain in her wrist and a red mark — but declined medical treatment. The woman later posted photos on social media of what she claims are her injuries. She claimed it was not the first altercation with Elliott."
A person in Elliott’s agent’s office told TMZ, “I can assure you [the allegations] are not true.”
A woman previously identified as Elliott’s girlfriend by Busted Coverage posted images of bruises on her Instagram with a message urging women to get out of abusive relationships. One of the images is tagged with Elliott’s Instagram handle. [UPDATE: The original Instagram images were deleted and the account was made private. We have added screen grabs of the original images.]
Elliott posted this picture on Thursday.