Ex-Cleveland Browns Johnny Manziel Booked in Dallas Over Domestic Violence Case
May 05, 2016 02:09 AM EDT
Former NFL quarterback Johnny Manziel turned himself in for booking and posted a bond in Texas over a misdemeanor assault in his domestic violence case. He is also scheduled to appear for trial on Thursday to answer the said charges.
According to Yahoo Sports, the Heisman Trophy winner was booked in Dallas County, Texas over the domestic violence charges, and bailed out on $1,500 bond. Manziel was charged for allegedly attacking his former girlfriend, Colleen Crowley, in January. Last month, he was indicted in a Dallas County Grand jury.
Manziel will appear for his initial court hearing on Thursday.
On January 29th, Manziel and Crowley got into an argument when the former allegedly hit his ex-girlfriend while she attempted to escape from his car. Since then, Crowley was granted with restraining order, which barred him from approaching Crowley within 500 feet for two years. He was also ordered to pay $12,000 for Crowley's legal fees.
The 23-year-old ex-Cleveland Browns quarterback also had his mugshot taken at the Highland Park in Texas, a separate Dallas enclave in the city, ABC News reported. If convicted, he faces a maximum of a year in prison and a $4,000 fine. Jim Darnell, his lead counsel, stated after his indictment, "Johnny will certainly plead 'not guilty' and we believe the evidence will support that plea. Out of respect for Ms. Colleen Crowley, we will not try the case in the press."
Crowley has feared for her safety after she suffered a ruptured eardrum from the assault, TMZ reported. According to the authorities, Manziel went to the station briefly and was "polite and cooperative".
Back in the year 2012, Manziel became the first freshman to win the Heisman Trophy. He later signed with the Cleveland Browns. The team released him in March 2016. Manziel, who has become one of the most notable names in the NFL, has managed to party and drink himself out of the NFL after two less-than-spectacular seasons with the Cleveland Browns.
Sponsors and agents alike have dropped him. He faces an uphill road should he become interested to play professional football again.