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Report: Manziel’s ex-GF says he hit her, seeks protection order

Johnny Manziel


The ex-girlfriend of Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel told police that Manziel hit her and dragged her into a car during an altercation last weekend, WFAA in Dallas reported Thursday.

Citing sources with knowledge of the investigation, WFAA reported that Colleen Crowley has asked for an order of protection from Manziel. Crowley reportedly told police that she jumped out of a car to avoid Manziel, but he followed as she attempted to hide in some nearby bushes.

“He grabbed me by my hair and threw me back into the car and got back in himself,” Crowley reportedly 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.”

A Dallas Police helicopter assisted in the search for Manziel after the incident, but he was not arrested. Crowley told police she feared Manziel had been on drugs and that he’d threatened “to kill us both.”

After an October incident near Cleveland, Crowley told police that Manziel had pressed her head against a window. The NFL investigated and did not discipline him.

The Browns used a team statement earlier this week to separate themselves from Manziel. They can release him next month.