( 4UMF NEWS ) Johnny Manziel Indicted On Assault Charge:
A Dallas County grand jury has handed down a true bill of indictment against former Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel, a person in the district attorney’s office told WFAA-TV. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the indictment had not been announced.
The indictment, on a misdemeanor assault charge, is expected to be formally announced Monday.
Manziel’s family violence case was heard by a grand jury Thursday. He is accused of assaulting his ex-girlfriend, Colleen Crowley, in Dallas in late January.
She claimed Manziel hit her so hard he burst her eardrum. Part of the alleged assault happened at Hotel ZaZa in Uptown Dallas, where the two had been together the night of Jan. 29.
Typically, the grand jury hears only felony cases, but the Dallas Police Department wanted Manziel’s case to be heard by a grand jury to see if there was enough evidence to indict and arrest the embattled former Heisman Trophy winner.
The grand jury that reviewed the evidence in Manziel’s case had just been sworn in.
A protective order was signed at the beginning of February that prevents Manziel from seeing Crowley for two years. Court documents state he must stay at least 500 feet away from his ex-girlfriend’s home and place of work.
Manziel hasn’t avoided headlines since the assault allegations surface. He has been dropped by two agents in two months, and was accused of causing over $30,000 in damage at a Los Angeles home during a party earlier this month.