Elliott, the No. 3 pick in the 2017 NFL draft, posted a tweet on Friday morning about domestic abuse he has experienced in his life.
“I hope it’s not a statistical thing,” Elliott said in a tweet to his nearly 100,000 followers.
Elliott is one of four players in the NFL who have publicly commented on the topic of domestic violence in the past two weeks.
The Cowboys defensive end said in April that he has been verbally and physically abused by his mother.
Elliott’s attorney did not immediately respond to a request for comment Friday.
“I’m going to try to keep it real,” Elliott told ESPN.
“I’m not going to lie to my fans.
I have my problems, but I know that.
It’s something that I’ve been through and it’s something I’m going through right now, and it is what it is.
It doesn’t change anything about me, or my family, or our profession.
If I was going to take it out on anyone, I would have.”
Elliot has been a focus of the Dallas Cowboys this season, who have won two of their past three games against the Dallas Rams.
Elliott said that he is not looking forward to another season with the Cowboys, but he does hope to be back with the team in 2018.
“It doesn’t affect my mindset or anything,” Elliott, who will turn 31 next month, told ESPN on Thursday.
“There’s not much I can do about it.
I’ve got a good relationship with my mother.
I love her.
I respect her and everything.
I’m a competitor. “
The thing I’m looking forward [to] is being able to play again and helping my teammates win games again, which is what I’m all about.
I’m a competitor.
I know I can play.
I can take care of business.
I don’t care about nothing else.”
Escape: What is ‘Domestic Violence’?
“Domestic violence is the crime of violence perpetrated against a person because of a power imbalance,” Elliott wrote in a statement.
“If it is not perpetrated by a current or former spouse or partner, it is a serious crime and the victim may be arrested and charged.
It can be the result of the victim’s partner or family controlling her. “
Domestic abuse is a crime that affects the victim and the family in significant ways, including emotional and physical abuse, sexual abuse, psychological harm, and physical and sexual assault.
It can be the result of the victim’s partner or family controlling her.
If a victim believes that a perpetrator is responsible for their abusive behavior, they should report the crime to law enforcement.
In some states, victims may have the right to pursue civil legal action for compensation and/or to receive compensation for emotional and/asylum-related losses as a result of an incident involving their spouse or family.”