Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel was stopped by police in Avon, Ohio, earlier this week after a domestic argument with his girlfriend, Colleen Elizabeth Crowley, police confirmed to SI.com.
Manziel, 22, spent 10 weeks in rehab this off-season.
According to WEWS, a witness told police that Manziel used the shoulder of the road to speed past her, and that Manziel’s girlfriend tried to exit the car while they were on the road. They then stopped in an Avon neighborhood and continued to argue, prompting a second witness to phone the police.
Manziel addressed the incident with a series of tweets.
Colleen and I got into a dumb public argument on the way home Monday afternoon. It probably looked more interesting than it was and...— Johnny Manziel (@JManziel2) October 16, 2015
I know I would stop and check if I saw a couple arguing on the side of the road. It was embarrassing but not serious...— Johnny Manziel (@JManziel2) October 16, 2015
and when we talked to the police and they realized everything was alright and I was sober, we went home together and everything is fine.— Johnny Manziel (@JManziel2) October 16, 2015
In the police report, Crowley said the two were having an argument that led to her throwing Manziel’s wallet out of the car, and that at some point, Manziel pushed her head into a window.
Crowley was left with an abrasion on her arm, but police determined that it was caused by Manziel’s attempt to keep her in the moving vehicle.
WEWS reports that Crowley told officers that she did not want to press charges, and both left in Manziel’s car.
Crowley posted a message on Instagram shortly after the news was reported.
The Cleveland Browns released the following statement late Friday.
- Kenny Ducey