Former Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel was booked in a Texas jail on Wednesday, for a misdemeanor regarding a domestic violence complaint by ex-girlfriend Colleen Crowley reports ESPN.com.
ESPN reports Manziel voluntarily arrived at Highland Park Jail in Texas on Wednesday to be booked. He reportedly entered a not guilty plea.
Manziel had been charged with allegedly assaulting Crowley back in January. Crowley said Manziel threatened to kill her, and himself. As ESPN reports, Crowley’s statement said Manziel dragged her into a car against her will, rupturing her eardrum. According to WFAA8, Crowley told police that Manziel took her against her will.
I was crying and begged the valet, ‘Please don’t let him take me. I’m scared for my life!'” she told police. The valet reportedly told her, “I don’t know what to do” and let Manziel leave with her.
Manziel could face a maximum penalty of $4000 and a month in jail. He could still face discipline from the NFL, but that’s the least of his worries.
Manziel’s downfall has gone from concerning to downright sad. He’s stayed in the public spotlight despite his clear drinking and substance abuse problems, appearing at Coachella, getting photographed at bars and going on poorly timed Twitter rants saying he’s fine.
He’s got issues to work through, evident by turning himself into jail on Wednesday. We’ll see if Johnny begins his image rehabilitation process soon or if there will be more of the same.