Report: Johnny Manziel turns himself in for domestic violence charge

Former Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel turned himself into police and posted a $1,500 bond for his domestic violence charge on Wednesday afternoon. His mugshot has been released by Highland Park police.
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Former Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel turned himself into police and posted a $1,500 bond for his domestic violence charge on Wednesday afternoon, according to FOX4 News Dallas-Fort Worth.

He is scheduled to appear in court on Thursday. Last month, Manziel was indicted by a Dallas County grand jury on a misdemeanor domestic violence charge.

His mug shot was released on Wednesday afternoon after he was booked: 


Former girlfriend Colleen Crowley accused the Heisman Trophy winner of kidnapping, hitting and threatening to kill her in January. She alleged that the altercation began at a hotel, before he forced her into a car. She also said Manziel threatened to kill himself on the drive back to her apartment in Fort Worth, from where police were called.

A deal between Manziel's lawyers and prosecutors could be announced on Thursday.

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Manziel is expected to be read the charges against him and will be notified of his rights. His legal team will also have an opportunity to enter a plea. Last week, one of his lawyers said he was expected to plead “not guilty.” A not guilty plea would result in a pre-trial hearing.

Manziel  will be ordered not to have any contact with Crowley, not possess any firearms and will be limited on travel.

Manziel faces a Class A misdemeanor that carries up to a year in jail and a $4,000 fine.

Manziel was released by the Browns in March, and has been dropped by two agents in three months.