Update No. 2: Per multiple reports, Johnny Manziel will not be charged for the alleged incident.
Officers for Ft. Worth PD and Dallas Police Dept confirm no charges will be filed against Johnny Manziel from the alleged incident on 1/30
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 5, 2016
Update: Speaking to TMZ, Manziel denied the alleged incident, saying “it didn’t happen.”
Manziel added, “I’m completely stable. I’m safe and secure.”
— TMZ Sports (@TMZ_Sports) February 4, 2016
Earlier: Johnny Manziel reportedly threatened to kill both his ex-girlfriend and himself during last week’s alleged incident, per WFAA8.
According to the report, the Cleveland Browns’ quarterback told his ex-girlfriend, Colleen Crowley, “shut up or I’ll kill us both” before physically assaulting her in a car. Manziel and Crowley dated for roughly two years before reportedly breaking up in December.
Reports of the incident first came out last week.
— Jason Whitely (@JasonWhitely) February 4, 2016
From the report:
“He grabbed me by my hair and threw me back into the car and got back in himself,” she reported told police. “He hit me with his open hand on my left ear for jumping out of the car. I realized immediately that I could not hear out of that ear, and I still cannot today, two days later.”
Crowley then reportedly hit Manziel several times hoping to get out of the car, but, she told police, Manziel “threw me off of him” and she hit her head on the car window. She told police he would not give her her phone.Sources say Manziel then got on Interstate 30 and began driving to her apartment in Fort Worth. While en route, she claims, she yelled at him, “I hate you!” He allegedly replied that “he was going to drop me off, take my car and go kill himself,” sources said.
The Browns released a statement on Manziel earlier this week:
“We’ve been clear about expectations for our players on and off the field,” new Browns executive vice president of football operations Sashi Brown said in a statement. “Johnny’s continual involvement in incidents that run counter to those expectations undermines the hard work of his teammates and the reputation of our organization. His status with our team will be addressed when permitted by league rules. We will have no further comment at this time.”
You can read WFAA8’s full report here.