If you’re the Cleveland Browns then it’s officially time to start shopping troubled Heisman winner Johnny Manziel.
Before their last game of the season he was fluffing about in Vegas wearing a blonde wig and introducing himself as Billy. He’s gone to rehab, had a few run-ins with the law and now it’s been reported by authorities that he struck his ex-girlfriend multiple times at Hotel ZaZa in downtown Dallas.
The report states that the two left the hotel and Manziel struck his ex several more times on the drive back to Fort Worth. She alleged that Manziel was acting “as if he were on some kind of drugs,” but insisted that he was not drunk. A report from ABC affiliate WFAA in Dallas claims that Manziel told his ex to “shut up or I’ll kill us both” after forcing her into the car upon leaving the hotel.
Manziel, however, told TMZ that “It didn’t happen.” He also said, “I’m completely stable. I’m safe and secure.”
Regardless of whether it happened or not, it seems almost a certainty that Johnny’s Football’s time in Cleveland is coming to an end. That said, ESPN’s Pat McManamon reported earlier this week that Johnny is getting the boot come March.
— PatMcManamon (@PatMcManamon) February 2, 2016
A statement from the Browns release on Tuesday said: “We’ve been clear about expectations for our players on and off the field. Johnny’s continual involvement in incidents that run counter to those expectations undermines the hard work of his teammates and the reputation of our organization. His status with our team will be addressed when permitted by league rules. We will have no further comment at this time.”
The statement from Dallas police says that “Investigative efforts to date have not resulted in the filing of a criminal complaint and the incident is determined to be closed.” Must be nice to have all that pull in Texas! Even if this does get looked into again, the end result is the same. He’s leaving Cleveland and likely headed for the Cowboys…
Welcome to Jerry World, Johnny!