Report: Johnny Manziel denies that he hit his ex-girlfriend

The reason Johnny Manziel isn't seeking help could be because he doesn't think he needs it. During an interview with TMZ on Thursday, the embattled quarterback said that he's not suicidal and that the alleged incident between him and his ex-girlfriend never happened.

"I'm completely stable," Manziel said. "I'm safe and secure."

Manziel's ex-girlfriend, Colleen Crowley, accused the Browns quarterback of hitting her several times during a car ride on Jan. 30. According to Manziel, Crowley made the whole thing up.

"It didn't happen," Manziel said.

Manziel hasn't been charged with any crime. When police talked to Crowley on Jan. 30, they noted that she became "increasingly uncooperative." They also noted that she didn't allow them to photograph her injuries and that she became "irritated" by the questions she was getting from the police officers who were on the scene.

At the time of the incident, police wanted to question Manziel, but that didn't happen because they couldn't find him. Fort Worth Police even used a helicopter to search for him.

Over the past five days, things have slowly gotten worse for Manziel. On Monday, the Browns released a statement that basically said they're ready to cut ties with him. Four days later, Manziel's agent, Erik Burkhardt, dumped him because Burkhardt didn't like that Manziel wasn't holding himself accountable for any of his actions.

"His family and I have gone to great lengths to outline the steps we feel he must take to get his life in order. Accountability is the foundation of any relationship, and without it, the function of my work is counterproductive," Burkhardt said.

Manziel's dad revealed on Friday that he's been trying to get his son to enter rehab. Paul Manziel told the Dallas Morning News that Johnny could be dead by December if he doesn't get help.

"I truly believe if they can't get him help, he won't live to see his 24th birthday," Paul Manziel said.

As for Johnny, he told TMZ that he's fine and he's looking forward to getting back on the football field.

"I know I've been having fun but I just need to get my body right," Manziel said. "I'm 100 percent committed to playing football."

The problem for Manziel is that even if he is 100 percent committed to playing football, he's probably going to have some trouble finding a team that will be 100 percent committed to him. At this point, he's a high-risk signing and it's unlikely that any team will add him unless he's willing to get help, whether he thinks he needs it or not.

Johnny Manziel says there was no incident with his ex-girlfriend. (Instagram/Jmanziel2)
Johnny Manziel told TMZ that there was no incident with his ex-girlfriend. (Instagram/Jmanziel2)
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John Breech has been at CBS Sports since July 2011 and currently spends most of his time writing about the NFL. He's believed to be one of only three people in the world who thinks that Andy Dalton will... Full Bio

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