A decision on whether troubled Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel will be criminally charged with domestic violence against ex-girlfriend Colleen Crowley is expected later today, according to a tweet from Jeff Smith of NBC5, the local affiliate out of the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
BREAKING: detective completes Johnny Manziel DV investigation; report under review by supervisor. Decision on criminal charges today @NBCDFW
— Jeff Smith (@JeffSmithi24) February 25, 2016
Manziel is accused of striking Crowley during an argument in Texas late last month, so hard to the point that she suffered a ruptured ear drum and permanent hearing loss. He then drove the two of them in her car and threatened to kill both Crowley and himself before stopping at her apartment before fleeing on foot. No charges were filed initially, but Crowley was granted a two-year restraining order and the investigation then began.
This adds to the laundry list of troubles Manziel has faced since being drafted by the Browns in 2014, from showing up to practice drunk late last season to getting benched midseason after being caught on video partying during Cleveland’s bye week, after the coaching staff had stressed to him that he stay clean and sober. As the investigation in Dallas was conducted, Browns GM Sashi Brown all but flat out said that Manziel would be cut from the team come March 9, the first day that the Browns would be able to do so.
Needless to say, it’s nearing the end of the road for Manziel, regardless of whether he is criminally charged. With all of his issues, no team is going to want to sign him to a contract.
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