The ex-girlfriend of Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel told police the former Heisman winner told her to “shut up or I’ll kill us both,” according to the arrest report filed after an incident Saturday
Crowley said Manziel was not drunk, but she insisted he was “on some kind of drug.” The report said Manziel hit her and dragged her by the hair.
According to WFAA in Dallas, Manziel told Crowley on their drive to her apartment that he was going to drop her off and “go kill himself.”
Crowley reported the incident to the Fort Worth Department of Police, which deployed a helicopter to search for Manziel.
The incident was the latest in which Manziel portrayed himself and the Browns organization in a bad light, leading to team executive vice president of football operations Sashi Brown to release the following statement Tuesday, hinting at the quarterback’s imminent release:
“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,” Browns statement reads. “His status with our team will be addressed when permitted by league rules. We will have no further comment at this time.”
According to the WFAA report, Manziel’s alleged assault of Crowley began in his hotel room in Dallas in the early morning hours Saturday after Crowley and friends had been bar-hopping. An argument ensued, leading to Manziel restraining Crowley before leading her down a back stairway to the valet area, where she reportedly begged the valet, “Please don’t let him take me. I’m scared for my life!” according to what she told police.
She said she thought he was on drugs or maybe having a psychotic break and told police she then began telling him she loved him, at which point Manziel “started laughing” and reportedly yelled at her to “shut up or I’ll kill us both.”
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