Johnny Manziel involved in hit-and-run accident

Friday June 24th, 2016

This article was originally published on The Drive on June 22, 2016. Check out The Drive for everything cars, culture and the people who made both.

Johnny Manziel, a former quarterback for the Cleveland Browns, reported a hit-and-run accident to the Dallas police earlier this week. The resulting accident left his 2015 Nissan GT-R looking more mangled than the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner's professional career.

TMZ has a photo of his wounded Godzilla (parked in a handicap space) at the Dallas condo where Manziel is reportedly staying. It appears to have been T-boned, with the exploded airbag clearly visible.

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Details on the accident are slim, with the Dallas police reportedly still trying to piece the incident together. It is unclear when or where the accident occurred, whether or not Manziel was in the car at the time of the crash, or who else was involved. Manziel's representative says he claims he hit his head in the accident, though he wasn't concussed or otherwise injured.

Manziel has been consistently in the news for a varitey of reasons, all of them bad: the implosion of his contract with Cleveland due to hard partying; refusing to go back to rehab; being dropped by his managers; and being charged with misdemeanor assault in a domestic violence case involving his former girlfriend. The GT-R crash isn't his first recent accident, either; in April, he was a passenger in a Mercedes-Benz S550 that hit a telephone pole in Hollywood so violently, the front end was obliterated.

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