On Thursday we got more disturbing details about the soon-to-be-former Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel’s incident with ex-girlfriend Colleen Crowley from over the weekend.
In a Forth Worth police report related to his domestic “altercation” from January 30, Crowley claims Manziel struck her several times, seemed to be on drugs and threatened to kill her and himself.
Crowley is filing an order of protection, according to WFAA.com, and in her affidavit is alleging that Manziel threatened her, at one point saying “shut up or I’ll kill us both.” That came after he forced her into a car, hit her and dragged her by the hair. He also allegedly smashed her cell phone.
Crowley told authorities that she fears for her safety which prompted the order of protection. Sources told WFAA that on Friday night Crowley and three friends bar-hopped for a few hours before she met Manziel in his room at Hotel ZaZa in Dallas. While she was there, the two argued over another girl and Crowley tried to leave the room. Manziel wouldn’t let her, “restrained” her and “led” her downstairs into the valet area.
Crowley continued, “I was crying and begged the valet, ‘Please don’t let him take me. I’m scared for my life!'” The valet reportedly told her “I don’t know what to do,” and let the pair go.
Manziel then drove her to her car, which was about a half-mile away. She claims she jumped out of the car and tried to hide from Manziel, but he found her in some bushes nearby, and that’s when her account to police gets even scarier.
"“He grabbed me by my hair and threw me back into the car and got back in himself. 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.”"
Crowley then claims she hit Manziel a few times in hopes of getting out of the car, but Manziel “threw me off of him” and she hit her head on the car window.
Crowley says she believed the quarterback was either on drugs or having a “psychotic break,” as he drove on Interstate 30 and began driving to her apartment in Forth Worth. She claims she yelled, “I hate you!” to which he responded that he was going to drop her off, take his car and go kill himself.
Once they reached her apartment, the fighting continued and he smashed her phone. She attempted to call her parents using her computer, and when Manziel re-entered the room and saw she had done that, she grabbed a knife from the kitchen to protect herself. He finally fled on foot and Crowley banged on a neighbor’s door for help.
Manziel has yet to be charged with anything, but don’t be surprised if that changes soon.
In recent days numerous people close to Manziel have claimed he is lost and needs help. That much is obvious and we can only hope he gets the help he needs before it’s too late.