OHIO — Ohio police have released dashcam footage and 911 calls from when Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel and his girlfriend were pulled over last week.
In the footage, you can hear that both parties have a different version of what happened last Monday night.
Manziel tells officers how events spiraled out of control after having drinks downtown with his girlfriend Colleen Crowley.
On the video, you can hear Manziel tell Crowley he wanted to pick up one of his buddies… That didn’t sit well with her.
Manziel: “We got into a little bit of ‘hey, you want to hang out with him so you can see some other girl. This, this and this.”
Officer: “So, this is between…”
Manziel: “Her saying this to me ‘you want to go see some other girls, that’s why you want to hang out with him. Blah, blah, blah.”
Colleen’s story went like this:
Officer: “What happened today? You guys were obviously in this car?”
Crowley: “He’s like, I don’t know…he hit me a couple of times.”
Officer: “While you were in the car?”
Crowley: “Yes, but I don’t want to…please don’t make (inaudible). Please don’t.”
Police reported the only visible injuries to Crowley were an abrasion wound to her left forearm, consistent with the quarterback’s story that he grabbed her to keep her from jumping out of the car.
That’s what prompted a 911 call from a passerby. You can hear Manziel’s pleads in the background.
Manziel: “Oh, baby please?!”
911 Caller: “It appears the girl might be intoxicated.”
Manziel: “Just let me go home. I’m sober. Please!”
At one point, Cleveland Browns linebacker Paul Kruger showed up, which upset Crowley.
Crowley: “He doesn’t need to be here. He has nothing to do with it.”
Officer: “Okay. Just give me a second.”
Crowley: “No. It’s not fair. He needs to go.”
Kruger left, but not before giving police his opinion of his teammate’s girlfriend.
“She’s not the right one he should be with, I’ll tell you that much.”
The couple was eventually allowed to leave the scene together.
Crowley told officers she didn’t want to press charges.