Police in Dallas suspended their investigation into an altercation that involved Ezekiel Elliott the star running back for the Dallas Cowboys only three days after the incident.
The alleged victim did not respond to repeated attempts to reach him and no witnesses came forward, said a statement released by the DPD on Wednesday afternoon.
This will be one less worry for Elliott as he heads to Cowboys training camp on Saturday in California with his teammates and the Cowboys organization is voicing their support.
Head Coach Jason Garrett said earlier on Wednesday that the team was still behind Elliott. Nevertheless, Elliott could face NFL discipline.
An unnamed source has said that Elliott was involved in a 9:40 p.m. incident on Sunday at Clutch Bar in Uptown Dallas that left a DJ Daryl Ibeneme with a broken nose.
The DPD launched an investigation into possible aggravated assault but neither Elliott nor others were named as suspects. Ibeneme has said that night that he did not know the person who assaulted him.
A video was obtained by TMZ of what was purportedly Ibeneme on the floor of Clutch Bar after having his nose broken and then being transported from the bar by ambulance, but there has not been any video footage of the DJ being hit.
Earlier this week, police tried to reach Ibeneme and left messages for him to call the department’s detectives.
The NFL and the Cowboys are doing their own investigation of the incident. Elliott does not have to be charged to receive a penalty. Prior to the events on Sunday, he was the subject of a NFL investigation that has been ongoing for over a year into whether the running back had violated the personal conduct policy of the league.
The investigation involved allegations that Elliott had abused an acquaintance who was female, for which Elliott is not being charged by authorities.
Elliott also was in the headlines for some questionable behavior such as visiting a dispensary for legal marijuana prior to one of the Cowboys’ preseason games with Seattle. Marijuana is banned by the league.
He also pulled down the top of a woman during festivities for St. Patrick’s Day in Dallas.
On Wednesday, Garrett said he had not spoken yet with Elliott but he was planning to when the team meets on Friday to have physicals before leaving on Saturday for Oxnard, California and their training facilities.