Johnny Manziel indicted in domestic violence case
Johnny Manziel was indicted by a Dallas grand jury on Tuesday following a domestic violence complaint by his ex-girlfriend.
The former Browns quarterback faces a charge of misdemeanor assault related to family violence following a Jan. 30 incident in which Colleen Crowley accused him of hitting and threatening to kill her. Manziel faces up to one year in jail and a $4,000 fine.
Dallas police began investigating the case on Feb. 5, after initially stating it to be closed. The indictment accuses Manziel of striking Crowley, “forcing (her) into a vehicle” and against the vehicle’s dashboard. She alleged that the altercation began at a hotel, that he forced her into her car and hit her. She also said Manziel threatened to hill himself on the drive back to her apartment in Fort Worth, from where police were called.
Crowley was granted a protective order requiring Manziel to not see her for two years, in addition to other stipulations.
Manziel was released by the Browns in March after two seasons laden with myriad off-field issues and headlines. Two agents, Erik Burkhardt and Drew Rosenhaus, have cut ties with Manziel since the end of last season.