Johnny Manziel’s ex-girlfriend, Colleen Crowley, told her side of the domestic violence incident that occurred when the two were dating.  She claims that she had to pull a knife of the former NFL quarterback out of fear for her life.  

Via New York Post:

“[My friends] wanted to go, and he wouldn’t let me,” she said. “As soon as they left, I basically said ‘I’m not sleeping in this bed with you’ — and that’s when all hell broke loose.”

According to Crowley’s written statement to Dallas police, Manziel “restrained” her and led her downstairs, where he forced her into his car. Then he drove to a bar where her car was parked and the two switched vehicles “against my will,” according to Crowley. As Manziel was backing out, she “jumped from the car.” He “grabbed me by my hair and threw me back into the car,” according to the statement, then “hit me with his open hand on my left ear.”

Crowley told The Post the blow made her “completely deaf in one ear for three and a half months.”

On the drive to her apartment, Manziel threatened to kill them both, Crowley said, and was laughing and crying simultaneously.

“I think there was some mental breakdown because the way he was acting, it wasn’t anything like drugs or alcohol would affect a person,” she said. “This was more deep-rooted.”

Back at her apartment, the arguing continued until after 5 a.m. when Manziel discovered she had been trying to call her parents.

“Out of fear for my life, I pulled a knife out of my knife block and advanced toward him,” she said. “He ran out of the apartment.”

A neighbor who heard Crowley screaming called 911. When police arrived, Crowley, according to reports, became “uncooperative” and refused to answer many questions. A week later, she filed a written complaint with Dallas police, and a judge ordered Manziel to stay away from her for two years.

“I was lucky to have survived,” Crowley told The Post. “I fought for my life that night.”

This is not a great look for Manziel as he tries to work his way back into the NFL.  But he is currently being treated for his bipolar disorder and seems to have gotten his life turned around.