January 30, 2016 - Aaron Wilson
Police investigate altercation between Johnny Manziel, girlfriend, he wasn't arrested
Police in Fort Worth, Texas were called to investigate an altercation between Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel and his girlfriend, Colleen Crowley. Manziel wasn't arrested. Here is a statement from the Fort Worth Police Department: "At approximately 2 a.m. on January 30, 2016, patrol officers were dispatched to 2101 Park Hill Drive (The Berkeley Apartments) in reference to a report of a possible assault. "Upon arrival, officers did not locate the caller, but did make contact with a 23 year old female who stated that she was involved in a disturbance with her ex-boyfriend (23 year old male suspect) earlier in the evening in Dallas. The preliminary investigation determined that a possible assault had occurred in that jurisdiction or multiple jurisdictions. The complainant was uncooperative with officers on scene, and they were unable to locate a crime scene within the Fort Worth jurisdiction, however, our officers prepared a report nonetheless, and that information was forwarded to detectives for further investigation. "The Dallas Police Department was notified of a possible disturbance, so any questions regarding their jurisdiction should be submitted to DPD. "The complainant also advised our officers of concerns that she had regarding the well-being of her ex-boyfriend. In an effort to follow-up on this, Fort Worth officers attempted to locate him, by calling cell phone numbers associated with him, checking locations within our jurisdiction, and searching the area with the assistance of our Air One Unit. It was later determined by officers that the ex-boyfriend was safe and in no danger. The Fort Worth Police Department is actively working with Dallas PD to determine if a criminal offense occurred." The NFL is aware of the incident and investigating under the personal conduct policy. Manziel was questioned by Ohio police on Oct. 13 for a roadway incident in which Colleen Crowley stated that Manziel beat her. Neither Manziel nor Crowley, who was intoxicated, were arrested. After a thorough investigation, the NFL cleared Manziel of domestic violence in the incident. "I appreciate the NFL's diligence and discretion in reviewing a situation that was both personal and embarrassing,'' Manziel said. "Colleen and I cooperated fully with the NFL's process and completely support their goals of making sure that every family under their umbrella is safer and more secure. "I'm grateful that the review was so thorough and fair that there should be no question left in the public mind about what actually happened. I'm looking forward to focusing my energies on our start against the Ravens and bringing in a win for our fans in Cleveland." Follow me on Twitter: @AaronWilson_NFL Aaron Wilson covers the Texans for The Houston Chronicle.