Johnny Manziel Turns Himself in on Domestic Violence Charge

By Staff  |  05/05/2016

Johnny Manziel mugshot

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.