The ex-girlfriend who accused Dallas Cowboys star Ezekiel Elliott of striking her last year reportedly vowed to ruin his career, telling him: ‘You are a black male athlete. I’m a white girl. They are not going to believe you.’
The NFL last week suspended Elliott for six games for allegedly beating his then-girlfriend, Tiffany Thompson, but the running back has no intention of taking the punishment lying down.
Elliott will officially file a notice of appeal to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Tuesday, according to a report in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
It was Thompson who initially accused the running back of being violent toward her last year in Columbus, Ohio.
The accusations which were made on July 22, 2016, lie at the heart of the NFL’s decision to ban Elliott for the first six games of this upcoming season.
Elliott was not arrested or charged in connection with the alleged incident after prosecutors in Ohio determined that they could not put together a case due to ‘conflicting and inconsistent information,’ according to the Star-Telegram.