Johnny Manziel is back in the news after WFAA in Dallas released a story detailing Colleen Crowley’s account of the alleged altercation that took place this past weekend.
The Johnny Manziel saga continues as WFAA in Dallas posted an exclusive story earlier about the alleged argument and subsequent fight between Manziel and his ex-girlfriend Colleen Crowley.
The story details the struggle, which took place this past weekend.
"Sources say on Friday night, Crowley and three friends started the evening off at Victor Tangos, a swanky restaurant in the Knox-Henderson neighborhood in Dallas. Crowley and friends bar-hopped for a few hours before she met Manziel in his room at Hotel ZaZa in Uptown Dallas. Sources say while in his hotel room, the two of them argued over another girl. Crowley told police she tried to leave the room, but that Manziel wouldn’t let her. Crowley told police Manziel “restrained” in some manner and “led” her down a back stairway to the valet area. “I was crying and begged the valet, ‘Please don’t let him take me. I’m scared for my life!'” she told police. The valet reportedly told her, “I don’t know what to do” and let Manziel leave with her."
The story goes on to say how Manziel allegedly hit her and would not let her get out of his car. According to the article, he told Crowley “shut up or I’ll kill us both.”
This report comes from what Crowley told police, and provides some harrowing details of her night with Manziel.
"The Dallas Police Department has conducted the appropriate investigative follow-up to the report forwarded to us by the Ft. Worth Police Department regarding an alleged incident involving Johnny Manziel. Investigative efforts to date have not resulted in the filing of a criminal complaint and the incident is determined to be closed. No further statement is expected at this time."
In fairness, we should take in Manziel’s account before jumping to any definitive conclusions, although he has not done much to help his credibility since becoming a member of the Cleveland Browns in 2014.
Manziel told TMZ Sports that he did not hit Crowley, and that the whole event never happened.
"It’s interesting … according to the police reports, as cops interviewed Colleen at her home she became irritated with the officer’s questions and “increasingly uncooperative.” She also refused to allow cops to photograph her alleged injuries."
The above point does not prove any innocence or guilt, but it does bring up some questions. A possible scenario is that Crowley was flustered and scared, which would make perfect sense. Who wouldn’t be “increasingly uncooperative” when dealing with a situation such as the one she described to police.
Instead of getting wrapped up in the details and trying to assign guilt, all that really matters is that Manziel may have made himself untouchable for any team to sign or trade for. The Browns are going to cut him on March 9th, but this new story does nothing to help his future NFL chances.
The only person who may give him a chance is Jerry Jones, who proved that no player is untouchable after he signed Greg Hardy in 2015.