The pending criminal charges against Manziel stem from an accusation from Manziel's ex-girlfriend, Colleen Crowley. She claims Manziel kidnapped, hit and threatened to hill her. She received a protection order from a judge following the incident.
The police did not arrest Manziel, and instead referred the case to grand jury. The case against Manziel is a misdemeanor, and Dallas' grand juries usually only hear felony cases.
While Manziel will likely be indicted, that doesn't mean he'll be convicted, former prosecutor and Dallas defensive attorney Toby Shook told the Dallas Morning News.
"If they indict … they’ve probably been watching too much of him on TMZ," Shook said. "If it were a good case, the police would have arrested him."
Even if Manziel avoids a conviction, it's been a rough few months for the former Texas A&M star. The Browns have already cut the QB, and no NFL team has shown serious interest. He was also recently dumped his agent. Manziel is even being sued for damages caused to a home he rented following a two-day party.Back to the NFL Newsfeed