Colleen Crowley and Johnny Manziel split months ago, but last weekend in Texas, the former couple reunited for what was reported to be a night out with friends gone majorly wrong. According to a TMZ article on February 4, Colleen Crowley alleged to police that Manziel struck her several times on January 30 in Dallas while under the influence of “some kind of drugs.”
In the police report, via WFAA in Dallas, Colleen Crowley claimed she told the Cleveland Browns quarterback that she hated him, leading Manziel to inform her he was planning to drop her off at and “go kill himself.” During the car ride, Colleen Crowley alleged Manziel “started laughing” and told her to “shut up or I’ll kill us both.”
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Earlier in the evening, Colleen Crowley met Manziel at the Zaza Hotel with a friend and later left the venue in her vehicle with Manziel driving. On the way to their destination in Ft. Worth, Colleen Crowley said she and Manziel were “shouting angrily” as they argued, and Manziel hit her numerous while he was driving.
Once they arrived at Colleen Crowley’s apartment in Ft. Worth, she left the apartment and visited a neighbor for help. Meanwhile, Manziel allegedly fled the scene on foot, and after police were unable to locate him, they launched a helicopter search of the area.
In an interview with TMZ Sports hours after the report was shared, Manziel denied Colleen Crowley’s claims against him, telling the outlet simply, “It didn’t happen. I’m completely stable. I’m safe and secure.”
In addition, as the report pointed out, police reports noted that Colleen Crowley became “increasingly uncooperative” during questioning after the incident took place and refused to allow police to photograph the injuries she claimed to have sustained at the hands of Manziel. She’s also since deactivated her Instagram and Twitter accounts.
“I have great things coming ahead,” Manziel continued in his statement to TMZ Sports. “I know I’ve been having fun but I just need to get my body right. I’m 100% committed to playing football.”
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Unfortunately for Manziel, however, he may not have the chance to play any more football — at least not with the Cleveland Browns. Earlier this week, prior to Colleen Crowley’s claims being made public, the Brown’s front office released a statement to press.
“We’ve been clear about expectations for our players on and off the field. Johnny’s continual involvement in incidents that run counter to those expectations undermines the hard work of his teammates and the reputation of our organization,” Sashi Brown, the director of football operations, said in the statement. “His status with our team will be addressed when permitted by league rules. We will have no further comment at this time.”
Although Manziel remains on the team for now, the Browns are expected to reassess the situation in March, and ESPN reported they believe he will be released.
In the past several months, Manziel has been involved in two alleged altercations with Colleen Crowley, the first of which was reported in October of last year. At that time, Colleen Crowley alleged Manziel had shoved her head into a car window as they argued while driving in Ohio. Once police were called, Colleen Crowley declined to press charges, and on Instagram, she told fans she and Manziel were doing fine, despite the report.
“J & I are good. I appreciate the people who stopped to check on us and call the police, I could see how it may have looked,” Colleen Crowley wrote at the tine. “Anytime anyone sees a guy and a girl arguing on the side of the road they should definitely stop, you never know what that could be. Fortunately it was just an argument, it was private, and we are all good!”
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