NFL star Ezekiel Elliott was pictured shopping with a mystery woman hours after a court ruled he would serve a six-game ban for alleged domestic violence, DailyMail.com can exclusively reveal.
The Dallas Cowboys running back was spotted on Friday afternoon browsing stores at Stonebriar Centre shopping mall in Frisco, Texas.
A photo shows the stocky sportsman clutching two shopping bags - including one from Microsoft - while an unidentified brunette slung a Victoria's Secret bag over her arm.
The snap was taken at JCPenney one day after it was announced that the 22-year-old would serve a game suspension, meaning that he missed Sunday's game.
Elliott's former girlfriend Tiffany Thompson accused him of using 'physical force' on her in 2016, resulting in injuries to her face, neck, shoulders, arms, hands, wrists, hips and knees.
Dallas Cowboys star Ezekiel Elliott was seen shopping with a mystery woman at a shopping mall in Frisco, Texas, on Friday
The snap was taken one day after it was announced that Elliott would serve a game suspension, meaning he missed Sunday's game. Elliott's former girlfriend Tiffany Thompson accused him of using 'physical force' on her in 2016, resulting in injuries to her body
A Manhattan appeals court denied a request to delay his six-game suspension on Thursday, meaning he couldn't play for Cowboys for their upcoming game.
The ban, imposed by the NFL and appealed by Elliott and his NFL Players Association lawyers, caused him to sit out Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons, which saw the Cowboys lose 27 to 7.
Aurora Hunter, who was out shopping when she spotted Elliott, told DailyMail.com: 'When we first saw them walking through the mall they seemed to be getting along just fine as they were passing by.
'They were chatty but not affectionate or anything, just making conversation.'
The stay-at-home mother, of McKinney, Texas, added: 'I am 100 percent certain that it was him.
'There was a crowd of teenage girls following him giggling that they wanted to meet him.'
After three legal reprieves, Elliott finally began serving his six-game suspension for allegations of domestic abuse as of Thursday.
Thompson (pictured) accused Elliott of causing injuries to her face, neck, shoulders, arms, hands, wrists, hips and knees. According to Elliott, Thompson intended to 'ruin' his life after he tried to break up with her
The NFL had medical experts examine photos of bruising that was allegedly caused by Elliott, but the lawsuit claimed that the doctors questioned could not definitively rule that the injuries were caused by domestic violence. Pictured: Thompson's injuries
As for Elliott's case, the Cowboys are moving on.
'He intends to come back with a fresh approach,' Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said on Sunday. 'He's learning things every day. What I want for Zeke is that he is a better person.'
Elliott was originally suspended six games in early August after the NFL's year-long investigation concluded he used physical force against former girlfriend Tiffany Thompson in the summer of 2016, prior to his rookie season.
However, Elliott denied the allegations under oath during the appeal hearing, according to the lawsuit, and Ohio prosecutors declined to pursue the case last year, citing conflicting evidence.
The NFL had medical experts examine photos of bruising that was allegedly caused by Elliott, but the lawsuit claimed that the doctors questioned could not definitively rule that the injuries were caused by domestic violence.
'Ultimately, it was established that neither doctor could rule out the fact that the bruises depicted were consistent with numerous other possible causes from the allegations of abuse, including drunken and drug-induced falls, fights with other persons, rough sex and other possible causes,' read the NFLPA filing.
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