Johnny Manziel Has Tentative Plea Deal To Dismiss Family Violence Case
Did you know ... the most recent Browns starting QB to win a game is Johnny Manziel?
I know, it seems like forever ago. But the Browns are the Browns, and we mention it because Manziel is back in the news today as he's reached a court agreement in Dallas. He has a tentative plea deal in his family violence case, in which he has until Dec. 1 to work out terms for dismissal. Time:
Defense attorney Jim Darnell said there was still work to be done, but said after a Thursday morning hearing that he was encouraged. A judge set another hearing for Dec. 1, when the case could be settled.
“That’s all in progress,” Darnell said regarding the conditions of any agreement. “Until we get something done, if we do, then we’ll announce it.”
Manziel, 23, is accused of hitting and threatening former girlfriend Colleen Crowley at a hotel in January of this year. It's a misdemeanor charge that could carry a penalty of up to a year in jail and a $4,000 fine.
Is this the first step on Manziel's attempt at a comeback? Possibly.
Johnny Manziel had his case dismissed. Then he had a case of Schlitz.
— B. Miller (@BlaiseInKC) November 17, 2016
According to Fox4News.com, the agreement also includes dismissing a DWI charge. As part of the agreement, Manziel will be charged with a felony if he is charged with family violence in the future, and he won't be permitted to own or transport firearms.
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