Dallas police reopen Manziel assault probe

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Quarterback Johnny Manziel #2 of the Cleveland Browns leaves the field after a football game against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on December 20, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. The Seahawks won the game 30-13. (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

 

DALLAS (AP) — Dallas police are opening a criminal investigation into a reported assault by Johnny Manziel on his ex-girlfriend.

A day after saying their investigation was closed, police said in a statement Friday night that they received a complaint of a domestic violence assault that occurred last Saturday. The statement listed the Cleveland Browns quarterback as the suspect and said detectives would investigate and determine whether criminal charges were warranted.

Colleen Crowley told Fort Worth, Texas, police that Manziel was “aggressive” toward her after they were out with friends last weekend in Dallas. She said he struck her, including once in the left ear, before they drove back to Fort Worth and he was physical with her during the ride. Crowley said she later fled her apartment and ran to a neighbor’s for help.

The Dallas police statement noted that “as there are many emotional factors involved, it is not uncommon for a victim of domestic violence to question or delay reporting an assault.”