The Dallas police department will refer the Johnny Manziel domestic violence allegations to a grand jury.
That news was reported Thursday afternoon by NBC5 in Dallas-Fort Worth. The Cleveland Browns said earlier this week that they plan to cut Manziel, the former Texas A&M star, next month.
Manziel’s ex-girlfriend Colleen Crowley accused Manziel of hitting and kidnapping her when the two were at a Dallas hotel last month.
Crowley was granted a protective order after she filed an affidavit, detailing her allegations.
Manziel’s father also went public, said saying he was afraid his son would not live to see his next birthday and that he’d twice declined to enter a rebab center.
According to an affidavit filed by Crowley, Manziel hit her so hard her ear drum ruptured.
“They expect (her ear) to heal but it’ll take a while,” the ex’s Dallas attorney, Kathy Kinser, told KXAS TV in Dallas.
Crowley said she and Manziel had an argument over another woman. She said he kidnapped her, hit her, pulled her hair and smashed her phone. She also said he threatened to kill them both. She said the two recently had broken up.
She said the two went to dinner at Victor Tango’s restaurant in Dallas with three friends, then went to two bars before going to an “after party” at Hotel ZaZa. The friends left Manziel and Crowley alone.
“We planned to spend the night together in his room there,” Crowley said in the statement.
She wrote that Manziel threw her on the bed, which frightened her. She said she tried to leave the hotel room, but he prevented her from doing so. She said he led her down a back stairway and that she asked a valet to help her.
According to her affidavit, the valet replied, “I don’t know what to do,” and allowed Manziel to “literally throw me in the front passenger seat.”