April 25, 2016 - Aaron Wilson
Johnny Manziel indicted on misdemeanor assault charge
Trouble-prone former Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel was indicted by a Dallas County grand jury on a misdemeanor assault charge. It was announced Monday. Manziel is a former Heisman Trophy winner from Texas A&M who is accused of hitting his former girlfriend, Colleen Crowley, so hard she temporarily lost hearing in one ear. Crowley was granted a protective order against Manziel for two years. Manziel has refused to go back to rehab and two agents have fired him after demanding he go back to treatment for substance abuse dependency issues. A misdemeanor assault case carries a maximum punishment of one year in jail and a $4,000 fine. Manziel has passed for 1,675 yards, seven touchdowns and seven interceptions in two NFL seesons since being drafted in the first round. ""I'm hoping to take care of the issues in front of me right now, so I can focus on what I have to do if I want to play in 2016," Manziel said in a statement last week. "I also continue to be thankful to those who really know me and support me." Follow me on Twitter: @AaronWilson_NFL Aaron Wilson covers the Texans for The Houston Chronicle.