Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott was suspended for 6 games by the NFL last week for his role in a domestic violence incident. Ironically, the NFL’s investigation turned up evidence of Elliott being guilty, while the legal system did not.
Elliott will appeal his suspension on the premise of having never been charged with a crime in relation to the incident, along with multiple treats to “ruin his career” by his ex-girlfriend, Tiffany Thompson.
Thompson’s chronicled text messages include encouraging a friend to lie to police about an alleged domestic assault on July 22, misleading testimony to NFL lead investigator Lisa Friel and numerous threats to ruin Elliott’s football career after he broke off their relationship.
Among the quoted threats:
▪ After being told Elliott didn’t want her at his house on July 21 and he didn’t want her coming out with him, Thompson responded with: “Ok this is what you want? Ok then, I’m going to ruin your life. You will see. If I was you, I wouldn’t go out tonight.”
▪ After being told she couldn’t come to Elliott’s 21st birthday party, Thompson told him “that’s worst decision you made in your life. I’m going to ruin you life now.”
▪ The report also details a text message in which Thompson told Elliott: “You better be smart. And not be a dumb man.”
▪ After not being allowed in the after party, she was heard yelling and screaming that “your career is over” and then proceeded to call the police.
▪ Elliott is also “100 percent certain” Thompson told him on July 22, “You are a black male athlete. I’m a white girl. They are not going to be believe you.”
The above threats were made on July 21 and July 22. Thompson called to police accusing Elliott of assaulting her while they were in a parked vehicle on the 22nd.