The Dallas Cowboys and Ezekiel Elliott received good news Wednesday afternoon when the Dallas Police Department announced that it has suspended the investigation into the bar incident that allegedly involved star running back Ezekiel Elliott.
Here's the statement department spokesperson Melinda Gutierrez released, via NFL Network's Ian Rapoport:
The assault offense that occurred on July 16th at the Clutch Bar located at 2520 Cedar Springs Road has been suspended due to the lack of a complaint. Dallas detectives made several attempts to contact the victim through various ways but at this time have not been able to make contact. To date no witnesses have come forward to provide any additional information about this incident.
The statement matches what WFAA TV's Rebecca Lopez reported earlier on Wednesday:
Sources says DPD will most likely suspend Dallas Cowboy Ezekiel Elliott's case. They can not find the victim and witnesses not cooperating.— Rebecca Lopez (@rlopezwfaa) July 19, 2017
Sources say victim in Ezekiel Elliott's case gave police an old address and wrong number. DPD has not been able to find him to do interview.— Rebecca Lopez (@rlopezwfaa) July 19, 2017
Lopez added that police did in fact watch video from the bar, but the video did not show the incident in question:
Sources say Dallas Police did get a warrant for video at the Clutch Bar in Zeke Elliott case, but video did not show the incident.— Rebecca Lopez (@rlopezwfaa) July 19, 2017
Here's how Dallas police described the incident on Monday:
Dallas PD says it is investigating an alleged assault Sunday night. No arrests made, no suspect listed, no mention of Ezekiel Elliott. pic.twitter.com/UHZtVR51TJ— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) July 17, 2017
Though Elliott appears to have avoided any legal issues from this incident, he remains under investigation from the NFL for an alleged domestic violence incident in 2016, which could result in a suspension. Elliott has also came under fire for other incidents off the field, like the time he was caught pulling down a woman's shirt in public, his visit to a marijuana dispensary in Seattle, and his 100-mph speeding ticket. It's worth noting that Elliott hasn't been arrested, charged, or suspended for his behavior away from the field.
Meanwhile, the Cowboys have remained supportive of their star running back, who led the league in rushing in his rookie season.