DALLAS — The ex-girlfriend of NFL superstar quarterback Johnny Manziel told police that the Heisman Trophy winner told her “shut up or I’ll kill us both” after forcing her into a car, hitting her and dragging her by the hair.
News 8 today learned harrowing details of last week’s alleged assault of Colleen Crowley by Manziel, who is currently on the Cleveland Browns roster but is not expected to return next season.
“We’ve been clear about expectations for our players on and off the field,” said Sashi Brown, the Brown’s executive vice president of football operations, in a statement Tuesday.
“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,” Brown’s statement reads. “His status with our team will be addressed when permitted by league rules. We will have no further comment at this time.”
Crowley has told authorities that, according to sources, she is afraid for her safety and has drafted an order of protection to be presented to a Tarrant County district court judge.
Crowley and Manziel dated for two years and lived together for four months before breaking up in December, sources said.
Sources say in her affidavit, Crowley outlines the details of an alleged assault that she said began in Manziel’s hotel room in Dallas in the early morning hours of Saturday, Jan. 30.
Sources say on Friday night, Crowley and three friends started the evening off at Victor Tangos, a swanky restaurant in the Knox-Henderson neighborhood in Dallas.
Crowley and friends bar-hopped for a few hours before she met Manziel in his room at Hotel ZaZa in Uptown Dallas.
Sources say while in his hotel room, the two of them argued over another girl. Crowley told police she tried to leave the room, but that Manziel wouldn’t let her.
Crowley told police Manziel “restrained” in some manner and “led” her down a back stairway to the valet area.
“I was crying and begged the valet, ‘Please don’t let him take me. I’m scared for my life!'” she told police. The valet reportedly told her, “I don’t know what to do” and let Manziel leave with her.
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Article Courtesy of WFAA-TV Dallas and WKYC Channel 3 News Cleveland