Police Obtained Surveillance Video of Johnny Manziel's Alleged Altercation

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistFebruary 20, 2016

Dallas Police Maj. Midge Boyle updates the media on the domestic violence investigation of Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016, in Dallas. The Dallas Morning News reported that police have reviewed medical records provided by Manziel's ex-girlfriend, Colleen Crowley, who told police Manziel hit her and dragged her into a car during a late January incident. (AP Photo/Nomaan Merchant)
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The Dallas Police Department has obtained video surveillance footage in the case involving Johnny Manziel and his alleged domestic assault against ex-girlfriend Colleen Crowley

Dallas police announced Saturday they obtained the footage, though they did not go into detail about the video's contents, per Pat McManamon of ESPN.com. McManamon confirmed through sources the footage is from the Hotel ZaZa, "which is where Colleen Crowley alleged the assault began."  

Dallas police Maj. Midge Boyle said, per McManamon: "There has been no determination as to what charge, if any, will be filed against Mr. Manziel."

McManamon noted police officers have interviewed Crowley and additional witnesses, though they "have not spoken to Manziel."

Rebecca Lopez of WFAA ABC in Dallas-Fort Worth reported that a decision on whether to charge Manziel could come soon, and it is likely to go to a grand jury "for a decision about possible domestic violence charges."

Lopez reported Feb. 5 that Crowley told police Manziel threatened to kill her following an argument "over another girl" that took place Jan. 29. She said Manziel "wouldn't let her" leave a hotel room while they were arguing. 

"He grabbed me by my hair and threw me back into the car and got back in himself," Crowley reportedly told police, per Lopez. "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."

Per Lopez, a judge signed a protective order against Manziel that dictates he must stay away from Crowley for two years. 

Crowley released a statement about the investigation, per Lopez:

Rebecca Lopez @rlopezwfaa

Collen Crowley, Johnny Manziel's ex girlfriend sent me this statement https://t.co/7m7u5WDLcW

Manziel has denied any wrongdoing in the alleged domestic assault, telling TMZ Sports "it didn't happen."

The Cleveland Browns said in a statement that Manziel's "status with our team will be addressed when permitted by league rules."

Manziel was a first-round pick by the Browns in 2014 and has appeared in 15 games. The 23-year-old has made eight starts in two years, including six in 2015.


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