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Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott finds running room against the Philadelphia Eagles during an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Roger Steinman)

Cowboys star Ezekiel Elliott was accused of abusing a woman – again


Ezekiel Elliott, star running back for the Dallas Cowboys, was accused of abusing a woman for five days back in July.

But a new report from USA Today shows the same woman who accused him in July also accused him of abuse in February, months before Elliott was drafted by the Cowboys. The Aventura (Fla.) police report said there were no signs of injury, and the woman didn't go to the hospital. 

Elliott said the woman, a "friend with benefits," became "angry over a social media incident" and he asked her to leave. When she refused, Elliott said he tried to go to his room and lock the door, but the woman grabbed him by the waist, and he pushed her off. 

Elliott is still under an NFL investigation for the previous allegations (which were filed in Columbus). It's not clear if the February incident will affect the investigation.

An NFL spokesman declined USA Today's request for comment. 

The Columbus incident led to no criminal charges, since the city attorney found information was conflicting and inconsistent. 

Robert S. Tobias, principal assistant city attorney in Columbus, told USA Today he believes Elliott and the woman were involved in incidents "where violence occurred," but couldn't conclude exactly what happened. 

Meanwhile, Elliott has continued to rake in accolades on the field. 

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