AVON, OH (WOIO) - Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel was pulled over by Avon police on Monday, following a domestic incident with his girlfriend, where no charges were filed.
According to police, a Nissan was traveling on I-90 westbound at high rate of speed, when a female tried exiting the vehicle. A male then tried to pull her back inside the car.
Avon police confirm alcohol was involved and Manziel admitted to having two drinks earlier. Still, the officer did not notice any slurred speech or impairment.
Per the police report, Manziel and his girlfriend, Colleen Crowley, were in downtown Cleveland drinking and had plans to go see a movie. When he decided he wanted to pick up a friend also, this upset Crowley, who then wanted to return to Avon.
Manziel told police he began heading home and while on I-90, he had Crowley's cell phone on his lap to control the music. During the ride, Crowley began accusing him of "driving bad." He told police that Crowley grabbed his wallet from the center divider and threw it out the window.
Manziel then pulled over his vehicle and went to look for the wallet. After parking, he stated "she did try to get out of the car." He then admitted to "trying to grab her arm to keep her from 'riding' out of the car."
Police asked Manziel if - at any point - there was any striking, punching or pulling of hair. Manziel responded, "no."
Crowley did suffer a friction burn to her wrist, per the report.
Police say based on statements provided by the pair, lack of physical evidence, use of alcohol, and neither wanting to press charges, no arrests were made. The couple left the police station together.
Browns General Manager Ray Farmer released the following statement regarding the incident:
"We were aware of the situation. It is a matter that we take seriously and have express our concerns to Johnny directly. Those conversations will remain private and we will refrain from further comment at this time."
Manziel commented on the incident via Twitter: