There's been little reason for us to focus on the downfall of Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel seeing as the Redskins QB situation appears settled for now. However, since the rumor mill continually links Manziel to Washington's NFC East rival in Dallas, the latest news seems pertinent. It's certainly disturbing.
According to TMZ Sports, Manziel's girlfriend Colleen Crowley told police the former Heisman Trophy winner struck her "several times" during a dispute on January 30th. TMZ sports claims they obtained a police report with the details.
Crowley, according to the police, insisted that Manziel was not drunk, but rather " "on some kind of drugs." While in the same car, Manziel struck Crowley several times while she was in the driver's seat. Crowley eventually ran to a neighbor after reaching her apartment in Fort Worth. TMZ's report says Manziel fled on foot.
More explosive details from WFAA-ABC in Dallas include Manziel reportedly yelling at Crowley to "shut up or I'll kill us both" during the incident.
Reports of the incident surfaced in recent days including the police using a helicopter to search for Manziel. No arrests have been made.
The Browns, who selected Manziel in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft, are expected to release the former Texas A&M star after two trying seasons.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones' infatuation with the headline-generating QB is nothing new. Combined with Tony Romo's age and recent history with injuries, the Manziel-to-Dallas hype train gained momentum. Will this latest incident change projections and reality in Dallas is the question. Dallas signed defensive end Greg Hardy last year despite his own domestic violence controversy.
Other teams could use a QB. Manziel isn't without some on-field hope. At this point, the off-the-field baggage may simply have all NFL teams giving Manziel the Heisman.