Johnny Manziel domestic violence case headed to grand jury
The domestic violence case against Johnny Manziel will be heard by a grand jury in Dallas, according to the Associated Press.
The grand jury will hear evidence on Thursday and decide whether to charge Manziel, who is accused of forcing his ex-girlfriend Colleen Crowley into his car and hitting her. An indictment could be announced as early as Monday.
Manziel, 23, would be charged with misdemeanor domestic violence, which carries a maximum sentence of one year in jail plus a $4,000 fine. If the grand jury decides that there is not enough evidence to pursue that charge, there will not be further criminal action taken against Manziel.
It is not clear if Manziel or Crowley will testify for the grand jury.
Manziel, a former Heisman trophy winner, was released by the Cleveland Browns this off-season after struggling on and off the field through two NFL seasons.
Manziel released a statement on Tuesday, saying he hopes “to take care of the issues in front of him right now,” trying focus on what he has to do to play in 2016.
He is currently a free agent.