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Dallas Police Suspend Investigation Into Ezekiel Elliott Case

Dallas police are suspending the investigation into a fight at a bar where Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliot was seen.

Elliot had been accused of throwing a punch that injured a man at Clutch Bar on Cedar Springs Road Sunday night.

Police say because of limited information available in the investigation they are suspending the case.

In a statement Wednesday afternoon, Dallas police said, in part:

"Dallas detectives made several attempts to contact the victim through various ways but at this time have not been able to make contact. To date no witnesses have come forward to provide any additional information about this incident."

Earlier this week, Dallas police said they were dispatched to the same block as the club at 9:40 p.m. Sunday where Daryl Ibeneme claimed he'd been assaulted. Ibeneme, who DJs at various clubs in Dallas, told officers he didn't know who assaulted him.

Police said Ibeneme was transported to a hospital with injuries that were not life threatening.

Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said Wednesday he hadn't spoken to Elliott about the incident but planned to when players report to the practice facility Friday, a day before the team flies to California for training camp.

Elliott wasn't named in the original police report.

Elliott hasn't been cleared by the NFL over a domestic dispute last year in Columbus, Ohio. The 2016 NFL rushing leader also was seen visiting a legal marijuana shop before a preseason game in Seattle last year, and was caught on video pulling down a woman's shirt at the Dallas St. Patrick's Day parade.

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