Johnny Manziel's Dallas domestic violence case officially dismissed
The Dallas County District Attorney’s Office has officially dismissed Johnny Manziel’s domestic violence case after the embattled former NFL quarterback completed the dismissal conditions agreed upon in November of last year.
Manziel’s ex-girlfriend accused him of assaulting her outside Hotel ZaZa in Uptown Dallas after a night out in January 2016. She claimed Manziel hit her so hard he burst her eardrum, and claimed Manziel threatened to kill her and himself.
She filed a protective order against him after the incident, barring Manziel from seeing her for two years.
In November of 2016, 10 months after the alleged incident, a judge dropped the domestic violence charges and established a conditional dismissal of the case.
As part of the agreement, Manziel was required to take an anger management course, attend a domestic violence victim impact panel and participate in the NFL’s substance abuse program all in a 12-month span, in addition to refraining from contact with his ex-girlfriend.
The district attorney’s office confirmed to WFAA Wednesday that Manziel had completed the conditions and that the case was dismissed on Nov. 22, 2017.
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Manziel was released by the Browns, who took him 22nd overall in the 2014 NFL Draft, after the January 2016 allegations and has not played professional football since. He worked out for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League in August, but they passed on the former Heisman winner.
The CFL said it would not allow Manziel to play in 2017 but would be open to him playing for one of its teams in 2018 if he met undisclosed conditions put forth by the league’s commissioner.
Manziel appeared in 15 games over two seasons with the Browns, compiling a 2-6 record in eight starts.