Former Cowboys receiver Lucky Whitehead was discussed during Ezekiel Elliott’s appeal hearing last week. During the hearing, Elliot claims his ex-girlfriend and accuser, Tiffany Thompson, hooked up with his teammate and taunted him about the tryst after he had a big game against the Steelers last season.
Elliott: So, like I mentioned before, when Tiffany saw me doing well or just doing well without her, she did not like that and she would go through any measure to kind of ruin my moment or ruin what’s going on, and so particularly this moment was — after we had a big win verse the Steelers, and I had a very good game, and while I’m boarding the plane from Pittsburgh to Dallas, I received like 15 texts from an unknown number, and the texts were screen shots of text messages between Tiffany and one of my current teammates that play with me for the Cowboys. And then there was a picture of a hotel reservation which had her name and also his name on it. Basically, her telling me that she slept with one of my teammates the previous week while we were in Cleveland.
Q. How did that make you feel?
Elliott: Pissed off.
Q: And you felt that was another form of harassment?
During her interview with NFL lead investigator Kia Roberts, Thompson claims that she had a relationship with Whitehead but that she broke it off immediately after Elliott found out.
He and I started talking over social media,” Thompson said in a part of the interview that became public record after Elliott and the NFL Players Association filed suit late Thursday. “We weren’t really dating. Ezekiel found out, and I blocked Lucky from my phone.”
Roberts was then asked about Whitehead and Thompson during the appeal hearing because he came up during her interviews with Thompson.
Roberts: And what I remember her saying because I do kind of remember this specifically is she said that Ezekiel is upset because he found out that I was dating some guy. I said well, what guy. And she says a guy I met over social media. And then we go over what’s his name.
Q. So that’s what gets to Lucky Whitehead.
Q. That’s the guy she was talking about?
Elliott’s team have been fairly aggressive in targeting the credibility of Thompson, whose domestic violence accusations led to Elliott’s six-game suspension. As of now it’s still unclear whether this new revelation will actual help Elliott gets his suspension reduced but we should now soon enough.