Johnny Manziel was grooving to Justin Bieber’s tunes in Cleveland on Tuesday night, but he’ll be back in Texas next week to turn himself in to authorities after being indicted a misdemeanor assault charge earlier on Tuesday.
Judge Roberto Canas set May 5 as the date for Manziel to appear in a Dallas court and told ESPN that he will explain the conditions of the $1,500 bond to the former Browns quarterback at that time. The judge also said that Manziel can turn himself in next week
Robert Hinton, one of Manziel’s attorneys, said that his client will turn himself in on the day of the hearing or on May 4. He would not say where Manziel would turn himself in because neither he nor the prosecution wants a “media circus,” although the big top seems to find Manziel whether he’s wearing a disguise or not.
Hinton and Manziel’s lead attorney Jim Darnell have both shared their opinion that Manziel will be acquitted of the charges, which carry penalties of up to a year in jail and/or a $4,000 fine.