Police release Johnny Manziel dashcam footage and 911 call
Things may soon be getting quite a bit more interesting for Cleveland Brown quarterback Johnny Manziel after police released the dashboard camera footage and 911 calls from his incident last week.
Fox News 8 and NewsNet5 of Cleveland both supplied multiple angles of the footage from the incident, which involved Manziel and girlfriend Colleen Crowley being pulled over and involved in a potential domestic dispute. During the incident, Crowley informed police that Manziel has stuck her, knocking her head into the window, but she declined to press any charges.
During the video, which can be seen below, Crowley confirms to police that she is unhurt but she is also very upset. Repeatedly, she requests that no extra attention is paid to the incident, presumably to avoid drawing any unwanted attention to Manziel.
Police responded to the scene after a witness pulled over to assist after seeing Manziel's girlfriend crying on the side of the road. The audio from the ensuing 911 call can be heard below, including what appears to be a male in the background yelling, "lady, please!"
Given the rise of awareness of domestic violence in the NFL, especially arising after the Adrian Peterson and Ray Rice incidents during the 2014 season, the league is undoubtedly on high alert. That said, this won't play out well for Manziel, a player who has already had issues with alcohol abuse and had repeated run-ins with the team over rules.
The quarterback has been currently relegated to back-up duties and was in uniform on Sunday despite the ongoing investigation, both by police and the NFL. The league and the team have declined to make any public statements as of yet. However, reports this weekend indicated that the team has "some serious concerns" about Manziel and that may lead to a change of scenery for the embattled quarterback.
(h/t The Big Lead)