DALLAS, Texas – The Dallas Police Department released a statement Friday night that a domestic violence complaint was filed against Johnny Manziel.
According to a police report, Colleen Crowley said the Cleveland Browns quarterback became aggressive towards her January 30 at a Dallas hotel. She told officers Manziel hit her several times on the head and behaved like he was “on some kind of drugs.”
Manziel drove the pair back to her apartment. The police report said she ran to a neighbor to get away from Manziel, while he took off on foot.
When police questioned her on scene that night, she told them she didn’t want to file a report against him or press any charges.
On Friday, reports surfaced that Crowley had filed a protective order against Manziel, requiring him to stay at least 500 feet from her home and work for the next two years.
Also on Friday, Manziel’s agent Erik Burkhardt announced they were parting ways. In an interview with Dallas Morning News, the quarterback’s father Paul Manziel said he believes if his son doesn’t get help, he won’t make it to his 24th birthday.
Read the entire statement from Dallas police below:
Following yesterday’s release, today the Dallas Police Department received a complaint of a domestic violence assault that occurred in Dallas on January 30, 2016. A criminal investigation into the incident, in which Johnathan Manziel is the listed suspect, has been initiated. Detectives will thoroughly investigate the case to determine what criminal charges, if any, will be filed and victim services will be offered.
As there are many emotional factors involved, it is not uncommon for a victim of domestic violence to question or delay reporting an assault. This is an on-going investigation and updates will be made as information becomes available.