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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – Former NFL quarterback Johnny Manziel was back in a Dallas courtroom Thursday morning for a hearing on his domestic violence charge.

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According to reports, Manziel has reached a deal with prosecutors for the conditional dismissal of the case involving his former girlfriend

Defense attorney Jim Darnell said there was still work to be done to finalize the deal, 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.

The troubled former Cleveland quarterback left the courtroom without responding to questions.

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The 23-year-old Manziel is accused of hitting and threatening former girlfriend Colleen Crowley during a night out in January.

The former star at Texas A&M faces a misdemeanor assault charge that carries a penalty of up to a year in jail and a $4,000 fine.

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