Johnny Manziel Domestic Violence Case Headed to Grand Jury

Johnny Manziel, in better days in 2012.
Johnny Manziel, in better days in 2012.

Former Texas A&M star quarterback and future vagabond Cleveland Browns-ex Johnny Manziel has, at least for the time being, dodged assault charges after being accused of rupturing his ex-girlfriend's eardrum. Manziel's case has been referred to a Dallas County grand jury by the Dallas Police.

The investigation of the domestic violence assault involving Jonathan Manziel, which occurred on January 30, 2016, has been completed. Today, a Class A misdemeanor Assault/Domestic Violence case has been referred to the Dallas County District Attorney’s office for presentation to the grand jury. The Dallas Police Department will not release any details of the investigation while it is pending grand jury presentation.


Dallas police picked up the case from Fort Worth police after the officers there determined that the alleged assault committed by Manziel on Colleen Crowley occurred in Dallas on January 29 and 30.

Over the course of a night out and a harrowing drive to Fort Worth, Crowley claimed, Manziel dragged her by the hair, smacked her hard enough to make her lose hearing in one ear and threatened to kill both Crowley and himself before leaving Crowley's Fort Worth apartment the morning of January 30.

Manziel became upset, Crowley said, when she questioned him in his room at the Hotel ZaZa in Uptown about his interaction with another woman. A Tarrant County judge granted Crowley a protection order from Manziel, ordering the former Heisman Trophy winner to stay away from Crowley until February 3, 2018, or face up to a $4,000 fine and a year in jail.


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