1:54pm: Fort Worth police determined an assault had possibly transpired and they searched for Manziel with a helicopter due to the woman being concerned about the quarterback’s well-being, Mark David Smith of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.
The department is actively working with Dallas police to “determine if a criminal offense occurred,” Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
After attempting to call Manziel, police used their chopper to search around Fort Worth for him, Smith reports, but ultimately concluded he was safe and in no danger. The potential victim also referred to Manziel as her ex-boyfriend.
12:30pm: NFL spokesman Greg Aiello told Cabot that the league was aware of the incident. “We are aware of it and looking into it,” he said (via Twitter).
11:19am: Johnny Manziel is in the news once again, and per usual, it’s not for anything positive. According to David Watkins of NBC5 (via Twitter), Fort Worth police were called this morning to check on an apparent “altercation” between the quarterback and his ex-girlfriend. No arrests were made. The Browns had no comment on the incident, according to Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com (via Twitter).
“He was not arrested,” the Forth Worth police confirmed to Omar Villafranca of CBS News (via Twitter). “An information report was completed regarding an altercation between Manziel and his girlfriend. The report has not been fully completed yet but once I have a completed report I will have more information for you sir.”
Manziel and his then-girlfriend made headlines back in October following a roadside argument. Of course, that wasn’t the only time the former first-rounder’s name popped up this season. Manziel had checked himself into rehab during the offseason, but the 23-year-old was seen drinking in a video released in December, leading to his benching. The next month, Manziel was seen partying in Las Vegas, and the quarterback reportedly didn’t show up the next day to the team-mandated concussion protocol.
There was already come uncertainty surrounding Manziel’s future in Cleveland, especially considering the team’s hiring of Hue Jackson. The new head coach had indicated that he hadn’t talked to the young quarterback, although owner Jimmy Haslam acknowledged that the team wasn’t so keen on giving up on the embattled player.
Manziel made nine appearances this past season, including six starts. He finished 2015 with 1,500 passing yards, seven touchdowns and five interceptions. He also ran for 230 yards on 37 carries.