Manziel's Ex Says He Hit Her Several Times During Recent Altercation: Police | NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Manziel's Ex Says He Hit Her Several Times During Recent Altercation: Police



    Fort Worth police have released a report about the incident involving Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel and his ex-girlfriend that occurred last weekend. (Published Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016)

    Fort Worth police have released a report about the incident involving Johnny Manziel and his ex-girlfriend that occurred last weekend.

    Officers were called to investigate the altercation between the two early in the morning on last Saturday.

    In the report released on Feb. 4, Manziel's ex-girlfriend, Colleen Crowley, told police she met up with Manziel at Hotel Zaza in Uptown Dallas Jan. 29. She told them Manziel acted as if he were on some kind of drugs, but said he wasn't intoxicated.

    Crowley told police Manziel struck her several times, including once on her left ear. She said she and Manziel left the hotel and got in her vehicle. Crowley said Manziel told her he was going to drive her to her Fort Worth home because he didn't want her to drive while intoxicated.

    Crowley told officers Manziel shouted angrily and hit her several more times during the drive from Dallas to Fort Worth.

    Once at her apartment, Crowley ran to a neighbor's house and Manziel left the area.

    According to Fort Worth police corporal Tracey Knight, officers did not arrest Manziel, but "an information report was completed regarding an altercation between Manziel and his girlfriend."

    Dallas police released the following statement late Thursday afternoon:

    The Dallas Police Department has conducted the appropriate investigative follow-up to the report forwarded to us by the Ft. Worth Police Department regarding an alleged incident involving Johnny Manziel. Investigative efforts to date have not resulted in the filing of a criminal complaint and the incident is determined to be closed. No further statement is expected at this time.

    NBC 5 has reached out to Manziel and his representatives for comment, but have not heard back yet.

    Initial Incident Statement From Fort Worth Police:

    On Saturday afternoon, Knight released the following statement about the incident:

    "At approximately 2 a.m. on January 30, 2016, patrol officers were dispatched to 2101 Park Hill Drive (The Berkeley Apartments) in reference to a report of a possible assault.

    Upon arrival, officers did not locate the caller, but did make contact with a 23 year old female who stated that she was involved in a disturbance with her ex-boyfriend (23 year old male suspect) earlier in the evening in Dallas. The preliminary investigation determined that a possible assault had occurred in that jurisdiction or multiple jurisdictions. The complainant was uncooperative with officers on scene, and they were unable to locate a crime scene within the Fort Worth jurisdiction, however, our officers prepared a report nonetheless, and that information was forwarded to detectives for further investigation.

    The Dallas Police Department was notified of a possible disturbance, so any questions regarding their jurisdiction should be submitted to DPD.

    The complainant also advised our officers of concerns that she had regarding the well-being of her ex-boyfriend. In an effort to follow-up on this, Fort Worth officers attempted to locate him, by calling cell phone numbers associated with him, checking locations within our jurisdiction, and searching the area with the assistance of our Air One Unit. It was later determined by officers that the ex-boyfriend was safe and in no danger. The Fort Worth Police Department is actively working with Dallas PD to determine if a criminal offense occurred."

    While that report does not mention Manziel by name, the Fort Worth Police Department's tweet about the incident does:

    Manziel's Recent Behavior in North Texas

    Manziel has been seen with friends in Dallas in recent weeks.

    On Jan. 20, Manziel was at Trees, a club in Deep Ellum, with Mavericks forward Chandler Parsons, Stars center Tyler Seguin, and Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard attending a Mike Stud concert.

    "Originally there was only suppose to be eight people, but it ended up being 20 to 25 people who were coming and going," said Trees bouncer Chris Dias. "Everyone was just being cool up there and enjoying themselves. There were no issues when he (Manziel) was here."

    The NFL and the Cleveland Browns are aware of the situation. The league says it's looking into it.

    The Dallas Police Department said it has been notified by the Fort Worth Police Department of a possible offense that may have occurred within the Dallas city limits. According to Sr. Cpl. Tramese Andrews Dallas police are in the preliminary stages of the investigation and have no further information. 

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