Making endless headlines for the wrong reasons this offseason, free agent quarterback Johnny Manziel has been indicted by a Dallas County Grand Jury for his role in an alleged domestic assault in late January, sources tell CBSDFW.com.
The grand jury reviewed this misdemeanor assault charge Thursday night, the TV station reports. The Dallas Police Department presented evidence to the jury instead of arresting Manziel, and the former first-round draft pick’s offseason looks to continue to worsen.
Manziel, 23, faces up to a year in jail and a $4K fine. Manziel and Colleen Crowley, the woman who’s alleged the quarterback hit her several times on the night in question, reached an undisclosed settlement in a civil suit recently, the station reports. A judge granted Crowley’s request for a protective order against Manziel. He has to stay away from his ex-girlfriend until Feb. 3, 2018 and remain 500 feet from her Fort Worth apartment during that span. Manziel is also unable to possess a firearm while this order is in effect.
The Browns cut the former Heisman Trophy winner in March.
Manziel recently released a statement expressing desire to play in the NFL in 2016. Although, the indictment, subsequent alcohol-related issues post-rehab and the quarterback’s substandard play during two abbreviated seasons will make that difficult.
Multiple agents, Erik Burkhardt and Drew Rosenhaus, dropped Manziel as a client, with Rosenhaus parting ways with the wayward passer earlier this week.
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