Ft. Worth police confirm Manziel had an 'altercation' with his girlfriend

UPDATE 4:25 p.m. ET: The Fort Worth Police Department has released a statement on the altercation between Manziel and Crowley, which ultimately involved a helicopter being used to search for Manziel.

Here it is, via Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal.

Fort Worth PD stated that it used the Air One helicopter to find Manziel because the female that was speaking with police (who also said she had been involved in a disturbance with her ex-boyfriend at The Berkeley Apartments near TCU, where Manziel's girlfriend Colleen Crowley attends school) expressed concern for his well-being and he could not be reached on multiple cell phone numbers associated with him. Once they determined Manziel was safe, the police departments in Dallas and Fort Worth began working together to determine if Manziel assaulted the female. "When additional information becomes available it will be released as appropriate,'' they said, via Cleveland.com.

NFL spokesman Greg Aiello told Cleveland.com, "we are aware and looking into it.'' The Browns, Manziel's publicist, and Manziel's agent all declined comment to Cleveland.com.

Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel has reportedly been involved in another "altercation" with "his girlfriend," though the report does not specify if that girlfriend is Colleen Crowley, the woman involved in a previous domestic incident with Manziel. The Ft. Worth police confirmed the altercation to Omar Villafranca of CBS News, but did not provide any additional details beyond the fact that Manziel was not arrested.

Manziel has been involved in numerous off-field incidents throughout his two-year NFL career, most of them involving alcohol or partying in some way. This is now the second time, though, that he has reportedly been involved in a domestic dispute.

Back in October, Manziel was involved in a roadside incident with Crowley.

The couple reportedly exited Manziel's car and were arguing on the side of the road when passersby alerted the police. The car was later stopped and Crowley told police that Manziel had pushed her head into a window. She also had an abrasion on her arm, which was determined to be caused by Manziel grabbing her in order to prevent her from getting out of the car while it was moving. Manziel also told police that he had two drinks, but they determined he was not intoxicated to the point where he should be charged.

The NFL investigated the incident but did not suspend or discipline Manziel.

Johnny Manziel, in the news for the wrong reasons again. (USATSI)
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