Dallas police open investigation on Manziel after alleged incident
A judge has signed a protective order barring Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel from having any contact with his ex-girlfriend Colleen Crowley for two years, according to Rebecca Lopez of WFAA in Texas.
Crowley accused him of hitting her and forcing her into a car in a police report released on Thursday evening.
The judge's order prevents Manziel from having contact with Crowley by staying at least 500 feet from her home and place of work. The former Heisman Trophy winner has also been ordered to pay $12,000 in legal fees, according to Lopez.
The Dallas police department issued the following statement regarding Manziel on Friday evening:
“Following yesterday’s release, today the Dallas Police Department received a complaint of a domestic violence assault that occurred in Dallas on January 30, 2016. A criminal investigation into the incident, in which Johnathan [sic] Manziel is the listed suspect, has been initiated. Detectives will thoroughly investigate the case to determine what criminal charges, if any, will be filed and victim services will be offered.
“As there are many emotional factors involved, it is not uncommon for a victim of domestic violence to question or delay reporting an assault. This is an on-going investigation and updates will be made as information becomes available.”
In Oct. 2015, Manziel faced questioning from police after an incident involving dangerous driving on the shoulder of the road and an alleged domestic incident with his girlfriend.
The order also means that Manziel is not allowed to have a firearm or ammunition in his possession.
Manziel was not charged with any crime at the time of the police report. He remains on the Browns roster but is reportedly expected to be released next month after a long string of unpredictable off-field behavior.