Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel remains under investigation for domestic violence by the Dallas Police Department.
The police released a statement today saying that they have not made any final determination on whether charges will be filed and continue to gather evidence.
“On 2/5/16, Dallas PD began investigating a complaint of a domestic violence assault that occurred in Dallas on 1/30/16. Jonathan Manziel was the listed suspect in this offense,” the Dallas police statement said. “Up to this point in the investigation, detectives have continued communicating with the complainant and interviewed witnesses. Detectives received medical records from the complainant, and obtained video from surveillance cameras. Detectives are continuing with their efforts to fully investigate the facts of this case. As this remains an on-going investigation, no details of the investigation will be released at this time. We would like to finish the investigation ASAP, but detectives work around the victim’s and witnesses’ schedules which can delay the process. As of today, there has been no determination as to what type of charge, if any, will be filed against Mr. Manziel.”
The Browns have indicated that they will cut Manziel as soon as the new league year starts and they have enough salary cap space to take the cap hit that will come with releasing him. At that point Manziel will go on waivers, where it is highly unlikely that any team will claim him. If Manziel ultimately does not face charges in connection with this incident, he may sign somewhere as a free agent. If he is charged, there’s a good chance that all 31 other teams will come to the same conclusion as the Browns, that Manziel is more trouble than he’s worth.