A Dallas County grand jury indicted former Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel on a misdemeanor assault with bodily injury charge, according to CBS Dallas radio affiliate KRLD-AM. Manziel's case was heard on Thursday, and a formal announcement is expected Monday.
Manziel is accused of hitting, kidnapping, and threatening to kill his ex-girlfriend Colleen Crowley. The incident happened on Jan. 29, with Crowley telling authorities she was repeatedly struck by Manziel after he threw her into a car.
In an interview with Dallas ABC affiliate WFAA, Crowley alleges that Manziel hit her left ear, causing her to lose hearing. She also added that Manziel told her "to shut up or I'll kill us both."
"On Feb. 5, I met with domestic violence specialists at the Dallas Police Department," Crowley told WFAA. "I provided them with a complete description of the events on the night of January 29th and answered their questions. I don't know what will happen next with this case -- that'll be up to the Dallas Police Department. I am hopeful that everyone will understandably respect my wish for privacy at this time."
If convicted, Manziel could face up to a year in county jail and a $4,000 fine.
Manziel, 23, is currently without a team. The Browns cut Manziel on March 11, and he has been dropped by two agents.