Johnny Manziel must turn himself in now that he’s indicted in domestic violence case
A Dallas County grand jury on Tuesday indicted former Texas A&M and Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel after allegations that he assaulted his ex-girlfriend.
The 2012 Heisman Trophy winner was charged with misdemeanor assault. He is accused of kidnapping, hitting and threatening to kill ex-girlfriend Colleen Crowley earlier this year.
Manziel’s lead attorney, Jim Darnell, released a statement Tuesday. He said:
“We certainly respect the decision of the grand jury but of course they only hear part of the case: What the DA chooses to share with them. We don’t know what that was. This case will now be assigned to a court in Dallas County where the parties are able to join the issue. Johnny will certainly plead ‘not guilty’ and we believe the evidence will support that plea. Out of respect for Ms. Crowley, we will not try the case in the press. We do, however, believe that Johnny will be acquitted at the conclusion of the case.”