Browns' Johnny Manziel under another domestic violence investigation

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Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Manziel's father revealed the troubled quarterback has refused two attempts by his family to get him into rehab over the last week.

Dallas police are opening a criminal investigation into a reported assault by Johnny Manziel on his ex-girlfriend. Police said in a release that they received an assault complain with Manziel as the suspect on Friday, and that it was not uncommon for victims of domestic violence, "to question or delay reporting an assault", said police, via ESPN.

She said he struck her, including once in the left ear, before they drove back to Fort Worth and he was physical with her during the ride. She got an order of protection against him.

Crowley said she was hit by Manziel during the incident.

Police said on Thursday their investigation was closed and no charges were being laid against Cleveland Browns quarterback Manziel. Manziel, 23, is also to pay $12,500 in legal fees and isn't allowed to own a firearm. The court clerk says the records are sealed at the judge's order.

This was followed today by a statement from his agent, Erik Burkhardt, in which he said "It is with deep regret that, after several emotional and very personal discussions with his family, his doctors, and my client himself, I have made the decision to terminate my professional relationship with Johnny Manziel". 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. He went to an alcohol- and drug-treatment center in Caron, Pennsylvania, in early 2015, soon after the end of his rookie National Football League season. Now there is a pretty certain expectation that the Browns will release Manziel on March 9.

Johnny Manziel's family is concerned for his well-being as his National Football League career and personal life falter, but the quarterback has twice declined to be admitted to area rehabilitation facilities in the last week, according to his father. Simply put, if a historically bad franchise such as the Cleveland Browns cannot find a place for you, then who will? As the focus changes, a different sentiment emerges as those who have worked with, and befriended Manziel plead with him to seek help.

 

Manziel was under police investigation for allegedly hitting ex-girlfriend Colleen Crowley.

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