The Dallas Police Department has released a statement regarding the case of troubled Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel. The statement, posted to Twitter by CBS Sports’ Will Brinson, announced that a Class A misdemeanor assault/domestic violence case has been referred to the local District Attorney’s office and will be presented to the grand jury.
Dallas PD statement on Johnny Manziel. Investigation complete. Class A misdemeanor assault/DV case referred to DA pic.twitter.com/RMMhS6PcwM
— Will Brinson (@WillBrinson) February 25, 2016
Manziel has been in hot water since it was learned late last month that he allegedly assaulted his ex-girlfriend, Colleen Crowley, and threatened to kill her and himself during an argument. Miss Crowley also stated that Manziel struck her so hard that he caused permanent hearing loss.
Simply put, with this announcement, Manziel’s NFL career is all but dead in the water. On top of the Browns very heavily implying that he will be cut from the roster on March 9, the fact that this case will be presented in front of a grand jury all but guarantees that he will draw a suspension under the NFL’s domestic violence policy. Given that, it’s hard to imagine any NFL team willing to take a chance on him in free agency, even the ones that are absolutely desperate for quarterback help.
The case is still pending, so be sure to stay tuned to Campus Sports for any updates as the story continues to develop!
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