The NFL has closed its investigation into a bar fight allegedly involving Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott on July 16, per David Moore of the Dallas Morning News.
The swift operation of the NFL’s investigation comes a day after the league suspended Elliott for six games after concluding its domestic violence investigation involving Elliott from an incident with a former girlfriend in July 2016. Cowboys chief operating officer Stephen Jones criticized the league for taking 13 months to close out that investigation.
Elliott was allegedly at the Clutch Bar in Uptown Dallas at around 9:40 p.m. on the date in question when a DJ was punched out. Dallas Police suspended its investigation into the incident when no witnesses stepped forward and the victim could not be reached by police.
While the NFL in its six-page document stated the suspension was over the domestic violence incident only, it referenced Elliott’s incident on St. Patrick’s Day where he exposed a woman’s breast — an “accumulation of behaviors.” That the NFL closed its investigation almost month after the Clutch Bar incident indicates the league considers it another bullet point in Elliott’s dramatic offseason, or there was nothing there.