Johnny Manziel ordered not to have contact with ex-girlfriend
Former Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel made his first court appearance on Thursday regarding a misdemeanor charge stemming from a domestic violence complaint by his ex-girlfriend Colleen Crowley.
A Dallas County Criminal Court judge reiterated his order that Manziel should have no contact whatsoever with Crowley. The restriction includes no calls, texts, emails, letters or visits to her home. The judge ruled for a $1,500 bond.
The former Heisman Trophy winner also signed an affidavit that assured he does not own any firearms or have any in his home.
On Wednesday, Manziel turned himself into police and posted a $1,500 bond for his domestic violence charge.
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 hill himself on the drive back to her apartment in Fort Worth, from where police were called.
Corwley filed a two-year protection order that was granted and signed by Manziel.
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. The NFL is also conducting its own investigation into the matter and may punish Manziel under the league's personal conduct and substance abuse policies. No team has reported interest in signing Manziel.