Johnny Manziel Turns Himself in on Domestic Violence Charge
Former Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel turned himself into Texas police on Wednesday (May 4), and shortly after, posted bond.
He was booked on a misdemeanor charge, stemming from a domestic violence complaint by his ex-girlfriend, Colleen Crowley.
Manziel was told by a judge in Dallas County Criminal Court on Thursday (May 5) to have no contact with his ex-girlfriend. Judge Roberto Canas spent about 15 minutes explaining the conditions of his release on $1,500 bond.
He did not enter a plea, but his defense attorney Robert Hinton says his client plans to plead not guilty.
The arrest stems from a Jan. 29 incident with Crowley, who claims Manziel hit her after a confrontation. She also claims he threatened to kill himself. Following the incident, she took out a restraining order against him, which was granted for two years.
Manziel could face up to a year in jail and $4,000 in fines.
Also, following the release of his mugshot, Manziel took to Twitter to poke fun at himself, writing: "Just thankful I had a shirt on this time..." It was eventually deleted.
— Chase✝ (@TheChaseBishop) May 5, 2016