NFL quarterback Johnny Manziel’s personal and professional problems took a turn for the (more) serious on Thursday with a Forth Worth police report alleging the Heisman winner assaulted and threatened to kill his ex-girlfriend over the weekend. Colleen Crowley, who dated the quarterback for two years before splitting in December, outlined to police an alleged assault that began after a dispute in a Dallas hotel room and ended at her Ft. Worth apartment. Crowley told police she feared for her life and that Manziel pulled her hair, hit her, and said he would kill them both.
Here’s more on Crowley’s description of the evening detailed in the police report (via WFAA):
Sources say Manziel then drove her about a half mile to her car which was parked near the Concrete Cowboy bar off Cedar Springs Road. She claims she jumped out of the car and tried to hide from Manziel but he found her in some nearby bushes. “He grabbed me by my hair and threw me back into the car and got back in himself,” she reported told police. “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.”
Sources say Manziel then got on Interstate 30 and began driving to her apartment in Fort Worth. While en route, she claims, she yelled at him, “I hate you!” He allegedly replied that “he was going to drop me off, take my car and go kill himself,” sources said. She says she thought he was on drugs or maybe having a psychotic break. She told police she then began telling him she loved him. She says at that time Manziel “started laughing” and then reportedly yelled at her to “shut up or I’ll kill us both.”
She says they finally made it to her Fort Worth Apartment where the argument continued. Crowley claims Manziel became angry, smashed her phone. He then went outside and started “pacing,” she told police… “I was in my kitchen so out of fear for my life, I pulled a knife out of my knife block and advanced toward him,” Crowley told police. “He ran out of the apartment,” she said. When she saw him in the parking lot, she said she banged on a neighbor’s door and screamed for help. Manziel fled on foot, she told police.
When reached by TMZ for comment on the allegations, Manziel said “It didn’t happen… I’m completely stable. I’m safe and secure… I have great things coming ahead… I know I’ve been having fun but I just need to get my body right… I’m 100% committed to playing football.”