Manziel announced to Crowley that he meant to drop her off at her vehicle, which was parked at a nearby nightclub, and then kill himself. Manziel's father, Paul, expressed his concern for his son to the Dallas Morning News. "I would only kill myself!"
Ditka said he would sit Manziel down and tell him the limitations he must work within because of the code of responsibility that goes with playing in the NFL. A call to the attorney listed as Manziel's representation was not immediately returned.
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"As Respondent was backing out of the parking spot, I jumped out of the vehicle and ran across the street and hid behind some bushes", Crowley wrote.
Manziel took her to Crowley's auto, where she states she got in the car's passenger seat "against my will".
"He hit me with his open hand on my left ear for jumping out of the auto", said Crowley in the affidavit. However, the prospect of that future quickly dissipated when it became apparent he began making awful choices and losing control over his life. "He was telling me to 'Stop!' and wouldn't let me have my phone".
"I continue to be extremely concerned for my health and well-being", she wrote. "I threw the knife down and followed behind him to make sure he had gone". He ran out of the apartment.
When neighbors asked if she needed help and she screamed "Yes!"
Not long after Von Miller secured the Broncos' Super Bowl 50 win with an MVP-caliber game, his attention shifted to another entirely unrelated subject: Johnny Manziel, who's dominated the headlines lately with his latest off-the-field troubles, this time for allegedly assaulting his ex-girlfriend.
In the affidavit, Crowley said she and Manziel had a confrontation in his hotel room at about 1:45 a.m. January 30.
A judge in Texas has ordered Johnny to stay away from Crowley for two years because "there is reason to believe that family violence occurred".
Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel allegedly hit his ex-girlfriend several times, resulting in her ear drum to rupture, says Colleen Crowley's lawyer. I love watching him play. I don't know what's going to happen to him now....
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell also said in a news conference on Friday that the league will give Manziel as much help as he wants.
The elder Manziel also said he tried to have his son admitted to a psychiatric and chemical dependency hospital, but he was allowed to leave despite his father telling officers he believed his son was suicidal.