7:06pm: Dallas police didn’t arrest Manziel because they may not have had the necessary evidence to do so. Therefore, Crowley might have to testify before the grand jury, Cabot writes. As of now, there are multiple issues with the case, per Cabot: 1. Police weren’t able to question Manziel on the night of the incident because they couldn’t find him. 2. Crowley waited a week to file her complaint with police (she first secured a protective order).
“The investigation of the domestic violence assault involving Jonathan Manziel, which occurred on January 30, 2016, has been completed. Today, a Class A misdemeanor Assault/Domestic Violence case has been referred to the Dallas County District Attorney’s office for presentation to the grand jury.”
Dallas police added that they “will not release any details of the investigation while it is pending grand jury presentation.”
The grand jury will consider a misdemeanor assault charge, according to ESPN’s Michele Steele, who notes that offense is punishable for up to a year in jail and/or a fine (Twitter link).
Manziel’s ex-girlfriend, Colleen Crowley, filed a complaint alleging that he assaulted her and ruptured her eardrum during their Jan. 30 altercation. Crowley also stated in an affidavit that she told a valet at the Hotel ZaZa in Dallas that she was scared for her life, and that Manziel subsequently threw her in the passenger seat of his car. The Dallas PD has the video of Crowley’s encounter with the valet along with other surveillance, Pat McManamon of ESPN.com reported last Saturday.
Regardless of what happens with this case, Manziel’s tenure in Cleveland is on the verge of ending. The team will release him March 9, per Cabot.