The Dallas grand jury assigned to Johnny Manziel’s assault case has charged him with misdemeanor assault, per multiple sources. Manziel’s lawyer, Jim Darnell, issued a statement after the announcement, which has been passed along by Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal:
Statement from Johnny Manziel's lawyer: pic.twitter.com/6Xlw3szSlm
— Nate Ulrich (@NateUlrichABJ) April 26, 2016
That the grand jury charged Manziel and that Manziel will plead “not guilty” comes as no shock to anyone who has followed this case.
Manziel was accused by ex-girlfriend Colleen Crowley of physically assaulting her, rupturing her eardrum and threatening her life.
Since the case was sent to a grand jury a couple of months ago, Manziel has been on a national party tour developing his persona as a TMZ demigod and causing his close friends and family to fear for his safety. His behavior has been so bad, in fact, that his own father said recently that he fears Manziel won’t live to see his 24th birthday.
If Manziel is found guilty in a court of law he could face up to a year in jail and be issued a fine.