Johnny Manziel Allegedly Told Ex-Girlfriend He'd Kill Them Both During Incident

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Johnny Manziel Allegedly Told Ex-Girlfriend He'd Kill Them Both During Incident
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Troubled Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel allegedly assaulted his ex-girlfriend, Colleen Crowley, on Jan. 29 in Dallas, and Crowley claimed he forced her into his car and said, "Shut up or I'll kill us both."

WFAA News 8's Rebecca Lopez reported on the incident on Feb. 4, citing sources with knowledge of the Fort Worth Police Department report, which the Houston Chronicle's Aaron Wilson posted on Feb. 4.

Lopez reported a Tarrant County judge issued a protective order after it was determined "there is reason to believe that family violence occurred."

On Monday, the full affidavit was released:

Colleen Crowley Affidavit vs Johnny Manziel

Sources told News 8 Manziel had first threatened to kill himself only before also threatening Crowley's life. Crowley said she was scared for her life near the time the alleged assault began at Hotel ZaZa in uptown Dallas in the early hours of Jan. 30.

An argument over another girl allegedly led Manziel to take Crowley out of the hotel room and into the valet area to get his car. According to Lopez, she told police, "I was crying and begged the valet, 'Please don't let him take me. I'm scared for my life!'" Crowley told the police that after Manziel drove her to her car, she jumped out and hid in some bushes, where Manziel eventually found her.

"He grabbed me by my hair and threw me back into the car and got back in himself," Crowley told the police, per News 8. "He hit me with his open hand on my left ear for jumping out of the car. I realized immediately that I could not hear out of that ear, and I still cannot today, two days later."

Crowley said Manziel may have been on drugs or having a psychotic breakdown, per News 8. They scuffled more in the car, with Crowley saying she hit Manziel several times while hoping to exit the vehicle, only to be shoved off, resulting in her hitting her head on the car window.

They eventually arrived at Crowley's Fort Worth apartment, where she allegedly tried to contact her parents through her computer after Manziel had smashed her phone and begun pacing outside.

Manziel noticed Crowley on the computer, then allegedly fled the scene on foot after Crowley advanced toward him with a knife from her kitchen. 

Dallas police released a statement announcing they have closed the case, per Mary Kay Cabot of the Plain Dealer:

Officers from the Fort Worth department also confirmed no charges will be filed against Manziel, per Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network. 

"We're trying to get our son better," said Manziel's father, Paul Manziel, per News 8. "We're not there yet."

On Feb. 4, Manziel denied the entire incident occurred, per TMZ Sports: "It didn't happen. ... I'm completely stable. I'm safe and secure. ... I know I've been having fun but I just need to get my body right. I'm 100 [percent] committed to playing football."

"We're aware of the report and have nothing to add to our previous statement at this time," said a Browns spokesman after the news surfaced, per Cabot

Browns owner Jimmy Haslam said on Feb. 5 that "he has tried to reach out to [Manziel] several times and got no response," per Rapoport. However, Cabot noted a league source has spoken with Manziel and he was in a "good frame of mind."

News 8 reported Manziel and Crowley lived together for four months and had dated for two years before breaking up in December.

Browns executive Sashi Brown released a statement on Feb. 2 that suggested Manziel's days in Cleveland are numbered. This latest disturbing off-field episode may hinder the former Heisman Trophy winner from continuing his NFL career elsewhere.

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