On Saturday, the Dallas Police Department reported the following news on their investigation in to Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel:
On February 5, 2016, Dallas Police Department detectives began investigating a complaint of a domestic violence assault that occurred in Dallas on January 30, 2016, in which Jonathan Manziel was the listed suspect. Up to this point in the investigation, detectives have continued communicating with the complainant, interviewed witnesses, received medical records from the complainant, and obtained video from surveillance cameras. Detectives are continuing with their efforts to fully investigate the facts of this case. As this remains an on-going investigation, no details of the investigation will be released at this time. We would like to finish the investigation as soon as possible, but detectives work around the victim’s and witnesses’ schedules which can sometimes delay the process. As of today, there has been no determination as to what type of charge, if any, will be filed against Mr. Manziel. Updates to this case will be made as information becomes available.
There are three primary things we learned today about the Manziel case:
- As noted in the report above, Colleen Crowley and witnesses have been interviewed, but Manziel has not been interviewed yet.
- The announcement notes that the police department has "obtained video from surveillance cameras." According to Pat McManamon of ESPN, a source familiar with the investigation tells them "the footage is from the Hotel ZaZa in Dallas," which is where the conflict first started.
- The Dallas Morning News says that the police department hopes to wrap up their investigation next week. There is also discussion regarding whether Manziel will be arrested or subjected to a grand jury.
Meanwhile, the Browns eagerly await the arrival of March 9, so they can officially part ways with Manziel and disassociate him from the organization.