The Browns have made it clear in recent weeks that quarterback Johnny Manziel won’t be part of the team in 2016 and it seems unlikely that anyone else will be clamoring for a chance to bring him to their team while he still faces possible criminal charges for allegedly assaulting and threatening to kill his ex-girlfriend last month.
The status of the case took a step forward on Thursday when the Dallas Police Department released a statement announcing that they have completed their investigation into what went on.
“The investigation of the domestic violence assault involving Jonathan Manziel, which occurred on January 30, 2016, has been completed. Today, a Class A misdemeanor Assault/Domestic Violence case has been referred to the Dallas County District Attorney’s office for presentation to the grand jury. The Dallas Police Department will not release any details of the investigation while it is pending grand jury presentation.”
There’s no timeline for when a grand jury might hear the case or when a decision about moving forward with charges could be expected. In Texas, Class A misdemeanors carry penalties of not more than 1 year in a county jail and/or a fine of not more than $4,000.