Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott won't face domestic violence charges

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott will not face charges after his ex-girlfriend alleged multiple instances of domestic violence.

Following Tiffany Thompson's filed complaint, a representative for Elliott and his legal counsel provided witness affidavits and photographs for review to the Columbus (Ohio) City Attorney's Office. Thompson had alleged five separate instances of domestic abuse between July 17-22.

"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 (five) alleged incidents," the City Attorney's Office wrote in a release Tuesday. "This is primarily due to conflicting and inconsistent information across all incidents resulting in concern regarding the sufficiency of evidence to support the filing of criminal charges."

Elliott, the No. 4 overall draft pick from Ohio State, is set to start for the Cowboys when they open their season Sunday against the New York Giants.

Elliott could still face punishment from the NFL. A league representative told USA TODAY Sports' Tom Pelissero on Tuesday morning that Elliott's case was still under review.

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