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Prosecutor might not talk with Elliott before abuse probe ends

Legal pressure might be off rookie Ezekiel Elliott in the next few weeks. He is facing domestic abuse allegations.
Legal pressure might be off rookie Ezekiel Elliott in the next few weeks. He is facing domestic abuse allegations.

The Columbus, Ohio prosecutor's office is not expected to interview Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott before completing its investigation into domestic abuse allegations made against him by a former girlfriend.

Robert Tobias, the city's prosecution resources unit director, wrote in an email that he "doesn't believe" they will interview Elliott.

Tobias said he is meeting with a witness and the victim this week, and a "final decision should be made by the end of this week or the early part of next week."

If the prosecutor's office decides to proceed with the case, Elliott would face misdemeanor charges.

The NFL is also reviewing the matter, and Elliott could be subject to discipline by the league.

The former girlfriend made the allegations last month before training camp began.

Elliott has denied any wrongdoing to police, and the Cowboys have stood behind him because they've seen no contradictions in his story.

Elliott has declined comment on the issue when asked about it multiple times throughout training camp.

Elliott, the fourth overall pick by the Cowboys, has flashed potential early on this preseason.

He was the top-rated back by the Cowboys since Adrian Peterson, and is expected to play a significant role in the offense this season.

Elliott rushed for more than 1,800 yards in his final two seasons at Ohio State.

Drew Davison: 817-390-7760, @drewdavison

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