Crowley paints a disturbing picture of what she says took place between her and Manziel in the early morning hours of Jan. 30 between a Dallas hotel room, car and her Fort Worth, Texas apartment.
Crowley said the argument began in the hotel room after the two “started having a discussion about things I had heard earlier in the week about him being with a girl.”
Read the full 4-page affidavit from Colleen Crowley here.
After being tossed onto a bend she tried to leave the hotel room when Manziel “restrained [her] from leaving” and the situation began to escalate. After Manziel led her down a back stairwell she pleaded with a valet while crying “Please don’t let him take me. I’m scared for my life!”
Crowley alleges after they switched vehicles “against my will” in front of a bar she had jumped out of her car and attempted to hide behind some bushes but he “grabbed me by my hair and threw me back into the car and got back in himself. He hit me with his open hand on my left ear for jumping out of the car.”
That blow ruptured her eardrum Crowley’s lawyer, Kathy Kinser, told NBC 5 in Dallas.
While Manziel drove them back to Fort Worth, Crowley stated that Manziel “told me he was going to drop me off, take my car and go kill himself.”
Thinking that Manziel “was on drugs or having a psychotic break,” Crowley pleaded with him and told him she loved him in an effort to calm him down but he “started laughing at this and I became really scared. I started crying even more and he told me ‘Shut up or I’ll kill us both!’ Then I started begging him not to kill me and he immediately responded, ‘I would never kill you. You don’t deserve that. I would only kill myself!'”
In the affidavit Crowley said Manziel smashed her cell phone on the tile entrance to her apartment and she attempted to face-time her parents when he went outside and paced. Upon returning he became angry upon learning she tried face-timing them and she grabbed a knife to protect herself prompting Manziel to leave the apartment. He fled on foot after she banged on a neighbors door and sought help.
Last Thursday the Dallas and Fort Worth police departments announced that they had closed their respective investigations into the incident, but both departments have re-opened them in the wake of Crowley coming forward to file a formal complaint with Dallas police. Crowley also requested and received a protective order from a Texas judge forcing Manziel to stay 500 feet from her place of work and home as well as pay $12,0000 in legal fees.
On Friday Manziel’s agent Erik Burkhardt announced he had dropped the troubled QB from his client list, his father, Paul Manziel, told the Dallas Morning News, “I truly believe if they can’t get him help, he won’t live to see his 24th birthday.”
While the Browns are prepared to cut Manziel on March 9, owner Jimmy Haslam extended an olive branch on Friday by expressing his concern for Manziel.
“We’re not worried about Johnny Manziel the football player, we’re worried about Johnny Manziel the person,” Haslam said.
Actor Charlie Sheen and Arizona Cardinals safety Tyrann Mathieu, who both have a history of battling substance abuse problems, took to social media along with others over the weekend to encourage Manziel to seek help and offer their support.