Report: Police question Johnny Manziel after altercation with girlfriend
By Thomas Moore
Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel was involved in an altercation with his girlfriend in Texas, but no one was arrested in the incident.
Another day, another off-the-field incident for Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel.
According to a report from a television station in Fort Worth, Texas, Manziel was questioned early Saturday morning over an altercation between he and his girlfriend.
The Fort Worth Police Department issued a press release of the incident:
"At approximately 2 a.m. on January 30, 2016, patrol officers were dispatched to 2101 Park Hill Drive (The Berkeley Apartments) in reference to a report of a possible assault."
"Upon arrival, officers did not locate the caller, but did make contact with a 23 year old female who stated that she was involved in a disturbance with her ex-boyfriend (23 year old male suspect) earlier in the evening in Dallas. The preliminary investigation determined that a possible assault had occurred in that jurisdiction or multiple jurisdictions. The complainant was uncooperative with officers on scene, and they were unable to locate a crime scene within the Fort Worth jurisdiction, however, our officers prepared a report nonetheless, and that information was forwarded to detectives for further investigation."
"The Dallas Police Department was notified of a possible disturbance, so any questions regarding their jurisdiction should be submitted to DPD."
"The complainant also advised our officers of concerns that she had regarding the well-being of her ex-boyfriend. In an effort to follow-up on this, Fort Worth officers attempted to locate him, by calling cell phone numbers associated with him, checking locations within our jurisdiction, and searching the area with the assistance of our Air One Unit. It was later determined by officers that the ex-boyfriend was safe and in no danger. The Fort Worth Police Department is actively working with Dallas PD to determine if a criminal offense occurred."
While it is obviously important to note that no one was arrested, it is still not a good look for Manziel – especially with a new head coach and management team in place for the Browns.
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It is also the latest in a continuing string of incidents that have involved Manziel in a bad light, a list that includes:
- A photo of Manziel on a floating swan with a bottle of champagne.
- An video of Manziel with a money phone.
- Altercations with fans at The 9 hotel in downtown Cleveland and at the Byron Nelson Golf Classic in Texas.
- Manziel missing the a team walk-through and treatment before the final game in 2014 because he was out late the night before.
- Manziel being questioned by police in an incident with his then-girlfriend in Avon.
- Losing his chance at a starting job in November after lying to the team about an online video.
- Skipping a mandatory meeting with a team doctor the day of the 2015 season finale because he was reportedly in Las Vegas.
Those are just the highlights and don’t even take into account his continued poor play on the field.
Again, no arrests were made in this latest incident, but it still doesn’t look good, especially when you take into consideration what head coach Hue Jackson wants from his players.
“I think what you do is you start to build a team through the right vision. You have to have leadership, and I think players have to have some leadership, too, obviously in the locker room,” he said at his introductory press conference. “After that, I think it is integrity. I think the players have to understand integrity is very, very important.”