After incident at golf tournament, agent says fan harassed Manziel
Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel was involved in some type of incident at a golf tournament on Saturday, although reports conflict about the details.
Manziel’s agent, Erik Burkhardt, told Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com that Manziel was harassed by a fan at the Byron Nelson Classic on Saturday. According to Burkhardt, Manziel handled it appropriately by going to security, and that’s why photos have surfaced showing Manziel talking to police officers.
But Colin Cowherd of ESPN wrote on Twitter, “Expect a Johnny Manziel story from Byron Nelson tourney over next day or two.” Cowherd provided no details, but his tweet seems to be suggesting that there may be more to it than what Manziel’s agent offered.
TMZ reports that there was indeed more to it: According to TMZ, Manziel “got into a fight with a buddy” and threw a water bottle at his friend. Manziel missed, prompting the friend to sarcastically scream, “Nice throw, Johnny.” A source told TMZ that Manziel responded to that by charging at his friend, although someone else in the group held him back.
There’s quite a difference between the agent’s account and the TMZ account. Manziel hasn’t had anything to say about it yet.