Though some may not want to believe it, quarterback Johnny Manziel’s NFL career is probably over if what his on-and-off girlfriend, Colleen Crowley, says is true.
Following reports that Manziel hit Miss Crowley and threatened suicide last month, on an evening where Fort Worth police broke out a helicopter to search for him, a report from local ABC affiliate WFAA 8 offered more gruesome details that are too shocking to simply make up.
“Crowley told police Manziel ‘restrained’ in some manner and ‘led’ her down a back stairway to the valet area,” the report read. “‘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.”
“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 added that she hit her head off the car window, before Manziel said he would take her car and kill himself. Crowley also told police that she believes Manziel was on drugs or having a “psychotic break.”
After that brief meltdown, Manziel reportedly “started laughing,” before saying, “shut up or I’ll kill us both.”
Once all of that happened, Manziel paced outside before leaving.
Based on what Crowley told WFAA 8, it’s crystal clear that Manziel’s problems go far beyond simple, as my parents used to call it, Partyitis. Besides going a bit overboard with the booze, it’s sounding like he’s got some mental health issues that need sorting, and quickly.
The interesting part is that in spite of everything that Crowley claims happened, Manziel was not arrested nor was he charged with a crime after being found safe and sound later that evening. On paper, he’s as innocent as Little Bo Peep.
But the facts are simple. The Cleveland Browns are almost certain to cut Manziel once they are able despite using a first round pick on him in 2014 and though some teams may have shown interest in Manziel’s services recently, these latest developments suggest that he would be nothing but a terrible liability, even at the league minimum.
Thus, break out the shovels, ladies and gentlemen. Johnny Manziel’s career is all but dead.
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