Lawsuit filed against Johnny Manziel for allegedly punching bar employee in the face

The troubles of Johnny Manziel continue unabated, with the latest piece of news coming in the form of a lawsuit filed by an Austin, Texas bar employee who claims Manziel struck him in the face.

The lawsuit, as reported by USA Today, was filed by Eric Newton, a bar-back at the New York New York bar who alleges Manziel punched him in the face after a disagreement.

According to the lawsuit, Newton says Manziel was demanding Newton serve him a drink around 2 a.m. ET. Newton refused to serve him (and probably can't because he's not a bartender). A friend of Manziel's apparently heard Newton complaining about Manziel and passed that information along to the former Browns quarterback.

Then the following from the lawsuit (which you can read here in PDF form):

"About a minute or so later, Mr. Manziel came downstairs, ran behind the bar, cursed at Mr. Newton, and punched him in the face. Mr. Newton then grabbed Mr. Manziel to stop the attack, and both fell to the floor. Mr. Manziel then got up and ran out the back staff exit before the police arrived."

According to the lawsuit, Newton suffered a broken nose as a result of the encounter with Manziel.

Manziel dealt with a four-game suspension to start the season despite not being on a team (he was cut by the Browns this past offseason), he faced a domestic violence charge and allegations after an incident with his ex-girlfriend and was eventually indicted by a grand jury, Manziel went missing at one point only to show up at a bar, he attempted to go sober back in July and generally spiraled out of control.

Everyone was worried about Manziel this offseason, and that probably doesn't change at this point either.

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Will Brinson joined CBS Sports in 2010 and enters his seventh season covering the NFL for CBS. He previously wrote for FanHouse along with myriad other Internet sites. A North Carolina native who lives... Full Bio

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