Looks like the lights have shut down on a troubled Johnny Manziel after a Dallas grand jury indicted him Thursday for domestic violence filed against him by ex-girlfriend Colleen Crowley. Making matters worse for Manziel is that if convicted, he is looking at a maximum jail term and a hefty fine as well.
Manziel plans of soul-searching and addressing his issues might come too late for him as his lawyers confirmed that he has been officially indicted to one count of misdemeanor assault with bodily harm after hitting Crowley in an incident that took place in January. The 23-year old Crowley told the jury that the former Heisman Trophy winner drag her by the hair into his car, hit her, kidnapped her and threatened to kill her after she decided to break up with him.
It was reported through Reuters that Crowley narrated that Manziel hit her so hard that up to this time she has lost her hearing. Authorities corroborated her story as they stated they have seen security footage of the former couple leaving a Dallas hotel and at Crowley’s home in Forth Worth, Texas.
But his lawyer Robert Hinton told reporters that the disgraced quarterback, whom the Cleveland Browns cut last March, will enter a not guilty plea and may lobby and settlement outside the court to avoid jail term. Once convicted, Manziel is looking at a year in jail and $4,000 fine not including attorney’s fees set at $12,500.
Several outlets have indicated that the both parties have been rumored to have reached an outside of the court agreement, although no details have been made available at this time. Thus, Manziel will have to brace himself once the jury meets again to decide on his sentence Tuesday. Aside from the indictment, a judge also order protective order in January for Manziel to stay 500 feet away from Crowley at all times including from her apartment at Forth Worth until at least Feb. 3, 2018, he is also advised not to possess any firearm at this time.
Looks like problems are piling up for Manziel after being cut loose by the Browns, he was fired by his second agent, Drew Rosenhaus, before he was also fired by his first agent, Erik Burkhardt, back in February.
Manziel drew the irk from Rosenhaus after partying at the Coachella Festival over the weekend, where he was reported by Page Six to have arrived wasted and partying wasted and stayed wasted. He was even seen dancing alone in a pool party and was thrashing tables upon tables. He was also seen partying with the likes of Scott Disick and Kelly Jenner.
Friends and family have tried to extend help with the hoped the Manziel would seek professional help and get into a rehab program. But all help fell on deaf ears and it seems “Johnny Football” is just going to throw everything down the drain.