Police completed an information report early Saturday for an altercation that was reported between Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel and his girlfriend in Fort Worth. Manziel was not arrested in the incident, as first reported by Omar Villafranca of CBS News.
The incident in isolation might not be a big deal, but for a guy like Manziel, these incidents have now become the social norm. This has nothing to do with Manziel as a football player. I felt he made great progress on the field this year, but he's not a superstar to where these things can be overlooked begrudgingly or given opportunity after opportunity.
On a personal level, I don't have disdain for Manziel -- I just don't care any more. I don't care if we cut him outright or trade him for a bag of peanuts. That's a far cry from the excitement I once had, including celebrating like a buffoon on draft day several years ago when the Browns traded back up to draft him in the first round.
UPDATE (1:38 PM): The Fort Worth Police Department just issued a press release regarding the matter:
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.