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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)

The NFL reportedly is still investigating Ezekiel Elliott's assault allegations


The NFL sent follow-up questions to Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott related to accusations that he assaulted his ex-girlfriend, ESPN reports.

Elliott is still in the process of answering the NFL's questions. No resolution is expected for this season, and if Elliott is punished by the league, it would happen in 2017. 

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Ezekiel Elliott, corredor de los Cowboys de Dallas, se escapa a la zona de anotaci┬Łn frente a Robert Golden, strong safety de los Steelers de Pittsburgh, en las postrimer┬Łas del encuentro del domingo 13 de noviembre de 2016 (AP Foto/Fred Vuich)

Allegations of abuse began in July, when Elliott's ex-girlfriend tagged him in an Instagram post showing bruises on her arm. USA Today reports he was also accused of abuse by the same woman in February 2016. 

Here's ESPN's Adam Schefter's announcement of the new questions.

In both incidents, Elliott was not charged. In the February case, officials found evidence to be conflicting and inconsistent.

Sources told ESPN Elliott believes he has nothing to hide and is complying with the investigation efforts. However, even if he is not charged, the NFL can still suspend him for violating its personal conduct rules. Elliott is still set to join the Cowboys as they take on the Packers in Sunday's playoff game.

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