NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Monday, February 8, 2016, 5:34 PM
Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel hit his ex-girlfriend Colleen Crowley so hard that her left eardrum ruptured and she still cannot hear out of it, Crowley’s attorney told Dallas TV station NBC 5.
“They expect (her ear) to heal but it’ll take a while,” attorney Kathy Kinser told the TV station.
NBC 5 also published Crowley’s affidavit, which revealed more details of her harrowing time allegedly spent with Manziel on the morning of Jan. 30, as part of an application for a protective order against Manziel that was reportedly granted.
Dallas police announced last week that they have launched a criminal investigation with Manziel as the suspect on a domestic violence assault.
In the affidavit, Crowley recounted her night, which included dinner with friends and stops at two bars before meeting up with Manziel at Hotel ZaZa. Crowley indicated that she and Manziel planned to spend the night in his room at the hotel.
Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel allegedly hit his ex-girlfriend several times, resulting in her ear drum to rupture, says Colleen Crowley’s lawyer.
“We started having a discussion about things I had heard earlier in the week about him being with a girl who had caused us problems in the past. I told Respondent that if l was going to spend the night, it would be on the couch,” Crowley wrote in the affidavit. “It was then that Respondent threw me on the bed. He claimed it was ‘playfully,’ but it frightened me and I took it seriously. I decided I wanted leave the hotel but when I got to his room door and tried to open it, he restrained me from leaving and I tried to fight him off. I became very scared that he was going to hurt me.”
Crowley said Manziel continued to restrain her and led her down a stairway to the valet, where, as had been previously reported, she begged the valet to stop Manziel but the valet did not. “(The valet) proceeded to let Respondent literally throw me in the front passenger seat of his car and he went around and got in the driver’s seat.”
Crowley said Manziel drove them to Concrete Cowboy, a nightclub, where Crowley’s car was parked.
“As Respondent was backing out of the parking spot, I jumped out of the car and ran across the street and hid behind some bushes,” Crowley wrote. “He flipped a U-turn and pulled right in to where I was hiding. 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. I realized immediately that I could not hear out of that ear, and I still cannot today, two days later.
“Fearful for my life, I hit Respondent several times, hoping I could back out of the car,” she continued. “Respondent threw me off of him and I hit my head on the car window and I fell into the passenger floorboard. Still fearful for my life, I stayed in the floorboard motionless until Respondent pulled me back onto the seat. He was telling me to ‘Stop!’ and wouldn’t let me have my phone.”
Crowley said it was in the ensuing drive to her apartment in Fort Worth that Manziel uttered the previously reported line, “Shut up or I’ll kill us both.”
Manziel recently told TMZ that that did not happen and that he is “safe and secure.”
Crowley indicated that after begging Manziel not to kill her that the quarterback also said, “I would never kill you. You don’t deserve that. I would only kill myself!”
She said she told Manziel, “I love you” during the drive to try to calm him down.
When they reached Crowley’s apartment, the altercation continued, she wrote. And though it was mostly verbal at that point, she indicated, Manziel smashed her phone.
She tried to FaceTime her parents, and then lied when the quarterback asked if that was what she was doing. When he realized her lie, “I became extremely scared as to what he might do. I was in my kitchen so out of fear for my life, I pulled a knife out of my knife block and advanced toward him. He ran out of the apartment. I threw the knife down and followed behind him to make sure he had gone.”
When neighbors asked if she needed help and she screamed “Yes!” Manziel finally took off, she wrote.
The Browns are reportedly expected to cut Manziel when the new league year begins on March 9.