DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – A contrite Johnny Manziel, dressed in a suit, shirttail out, entered misdemeanor court on Thursday where a judge reminded him: “You’re an adult. You’re a grown man.”READ MORE: Greenhill Seniors Lee Dort And Noah Shelby To Continue Unique Bond At Vanderbilt University
It was a fitting reminder for the Heisman Trophy winner whose star once shined so bright.
Manziel was in court in Dallas on Thursday on a misdemeanor assault charge involving an ex-girlfriend — the latest chapter in a series of escapades that have cost him a great job in professional football.
Judge Roberto Canas told Manziel his job was to make sure “everybody stays safe,” including the former Aggies quarterback and his ex, Colleen Crowley.READ MORE: 3 Teens Killed In Double Murder-Suicide Near Houston, Sheriff Says
Manziel can’t go near her, he was told. He can’t text her, email her, write her a letter. “You can’t try to follow her, or anything like that,” Canas ordered.
Flanked by his lawyers, head bowed, the often flamboyant Manziel replied: “Yes, sir.” He also promised the judge he would not bring a gun into North Texas, and said he had no weapons at his home — wherever that is now.
The hearing lasted less than 10 minutes, and then the judge told Manziel to have a nice day.
The fallen football star, just 23, then walked into a hallway of TV cameras, his only blockers being the two lawyers who led him from court.MORE NEWS: Thousands Of North Texas Students Return To School Following Extended Break Due To COVID-19 Case Surge
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