The Latest: Police recommend misdemeanor for Johnny Manziel
DALLAS (AP) The latest on Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (all times local):
Dallas police say they've asked the Dallas County District Attorney's Office to present a misdemeanor domestic violence case to the local grand jury against Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel.
The recommended assault charge carries a maximum punishment of one year in jail and a $4,000 fine.
Police released a statement Thursday announcing the decision. The former Texas A&M star's ex-girlfriend alleges he accosted her several times at a Dallas hotel on Jan. 30, and later struck her when they drove back to her apartment in Fort Worth.
Neither Manziel's attorney, Bradley Beckworth, nor the NFL immediately returned emails seeking comment. Prosecutors also didn't return a call seeking details about their plan.
Manziel's agent and marketing agency have both dropped him, and the Browns have indicated they will release Manziel as early as March 9, when the league begins its new calendar year.
Dallas police say a they are taking their domestic violence case against Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel to a grand jury to decide whether he should be charged.
Police said Thursday that they had completed their investigation into a Jan. 30 incident in which the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner's ex-girlfriend, Colleen Crowley, alleged he attacked her. Manziel has not been arrested.
Crowley has alleged that the former Texas A&M star accosted her several times at a Dallas hotel, then later struck her when they drove back to her apartment in Fort Worth.
She said she tried to escape a car Manziel was driving, but that he dragged her back into the vehicle. She says Manziel hit her so hard that she temporarily lost hearing in one ear.