Manziel Named Suspect by Dallas Police

DALLAS - Johnny Manziel's troubles -- both legal and personal -- are worsening. A scrambling quarterback who can usually wriggle his way out of a predicament, Manziel is under pressure unlike any he's felt before.

Dallas police announced Friday night they were launching a criminal investigation into a domestic violence assault complaint filed against Manziel, who was involved in an altercation last weekend during which he allegedly struck his ex-girlfriend several times.

On Thursday, police in Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, said they had closed their investigations into allegations involving Manziel. The turn of events came on the same day Manziel was dropped by his agent, his father said he fears for his son's life and it was revealed that Crowley received a protective order against the former Heisman Trophy winner, preventing him from seeing her for two years. Manziel's world appears to be crumbling.

Former Dallas County prosecutor turned criminal defense lawyer Toby Shook believes detectives may already have enough evidence for a misdemeanor arrest warrant.
 
"Since she (the ex-girlfriend) has filed a case we can take it from that that she wants to go forward with the prosecution," said Shook.
 
Wednesday a Tarrant County judge signed a protective order keeping Manziel away from the woman, a TCU student. And a source tells Fox 4 News that a judge found there is reason to believe family violence occurred.
 
"In this case he's already found the witness to be credible. Obviously it doesn't take much if someone tells the police I was abused and they see some physical injuries, which they have in this case, then, yes, they will make an arrest. (Though) they're probably going to give (Manziel) an opportunity to give his side of the story."
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