While Ezekiel Elliott put forth his official apparel of his six-game suspension earlier this week, it appears as if the Dallas Cowboys running back still has plenty on his plate to deal with.
That’s because Elliott’s former girlfriend (or sex buddy) Tiffany Thompson reportedly attempted to blackmail and extort the former Ohio State product with the threat of making their sex tapes public.
Per Yahoo, via the official NFL investigation report:
“The League’s forensic experts also recovered evidence from Ms. Thompson’s phone that she had registered an email address titled, “ezekielelliott sex vids” during the month of August, 2016. In addition, a text message with her friend [name withheld by Yahoo] was recovered that showed them talking about their need to make more money and Ms. Thompson raised the idea of selling the sex tapes she had of herself and Mr. Elliott. Her friend [name withheld] said they should blackmail Mr. Elliott with them, they’d be “millionaires”. Ms. Thompson replied that she’d like to but was scared. When Ms. Thompson was asked about this by the League’s investigators, she stated that she did have sex tapes of her and Mr. Elliott on her phone and she did open the email account but she denied doing so to blackmail Mr. Elliott.”
Exhibits accompanying the NFL’s report also included the exact exchange between Thompson and her friend, which took place on Sept. 21, 2016.
[Thompson]: What if I sold mine and Ezekiel’s sex videos
[Friend]: We’d all be millionaires
[Friend]: We could black mail him w that
[Thompson]: I want to bro
[Friend]: Let’s do it
[Friend]: Id be like look give me 10k or I’ll just sell our sex videos for the same amount flat
[Friend]: Me and my friends tryna go on vacation and get boob jobs
(the report notes a pair of blank texts)
[Thompson]: 10k Bitch I want 20k
[Thompson]: Go big or go home
[Friend]: That’s fine too
Of course, Tiffany Thomson – who previously and wrongly accused Ezekiel Elliott of domestic violence – isn’t exactly the most trustworthy, so who knows if such tapes exist.
Regardless, it’s still a bit odd the NFL decided to punish Elliott so drastically considering he’s thus far proven to simply have poor choice in ‘friends’.