Dallas Police Refer Johnny Manziel’s Case to Grand Jury
The news surrounding former Heisman winning quarterback Johnny Manziel has gone from bad to worse. Dallas police have indicated that they will refer Manziel’s case, stemming from a well-publicized January 30, 2016 incident with ex-girlfriend Colleen Crowley, to the district attorney as a misdemeanor assault/domestic violence charge. In court documents, Crowley accuses Manziel of hitting her and threatening to kill her in a sequence of events that began in a Dallas hotel room and ended at her Fort Worth apartment. Crowley alleges the blow to her ear was significant enough to cause temporary hearing loss in her left ear.
Following the incident, Crowley requested, and was granted, a protective order that denies any contact with Manziel for two years, that Manziel must stay 500 feet form Crowley’s home and place of employment, and that Manziel pay $12,000 of her legal fees.
This incident is just the latest in Manziel’s public tailspin; Manziel was recently dropped by both his agent and marketing agent. Manziel is still under contract with the Browns. The Browns had no comment regarding the current situation or his future with the organization. However, it is well-speculated that Manziel will be released and has played his last snap as a Brown.
The NFL had no comment as they investigate the matter regarding the league’s personal conduct policy.