LBS- ABC 5 in Cleveland reports that a witness called police after Manziel passed her at a high speed on the shoulder of the highway in his white Nissan. The witness claimed to have seen Manziel and his girlfriend Colleen Crowley arguing and said Crowley tried to exit the vehicle while it was still moving.
According to a police report, Manziel admitted to having an argument with Crowley, who allegedly threw a wallet out the window. Manziel stopped his car once on the side of I-90 and again in an Avon neighborhood and continued arguing with Crowley. After a second witness called police, officers stopped Manziel’s car and spoke with the couple. Both admitted they had been drinking, and Crowley told police that Manziel had pushed her head into the window. She claimed she wanted her cell phone because she was concerned for her safety and wanted to go back to Texas.
The police report stated that Crowley had an abrasion on her arm, but police apparently determined that it was the result of Manziel trying to prevent her from not exiting the moving vehicle. While the couple admitted to drinking earlier in the day, officers did not feel that either one was intoxicated and Crowley declined to press charges. Both were allowed to leave the scene.
Disclaimer: I am about to give Johnny Manziel FAR too much credit. I am going to assume he was below the legal limit, because, well, he's not important enough to the Browns success to be given preferential treatment in the eyes of the law.
Let's talk about what Johnny Manziel's biggest mistake here was. It wasn't consuming a drink or two. His biggest mistake wasn't getting into a pushing match with his girlfriend. His biggest mistake wasn't doing both of those things while being behind the wheel of a motor vehicle. His biggest mistake was staying in his stupid, meaningless relationship after he went to rehab.
Oh course Johnny Manziel and his girlfriend are getting into ridiculously public, ridiculously stupid fights. His girlfriend isn't even dating the same person anymore. Let's assume he has cut down on the alcohol abuse since exiting rehab. Let's assume he's trying to turn his life around. His girlfriend didn't sign up for that shit. She signed up for reckless drunk Johnny. She signed up for blow lines off a mirror and talk into a stack of money like it's a telephone Johnny. She signed up for the Johnny that was a champagne spray away from negative publicity at any given moment. She's a smoking hot 20-something that is undoubtedly addicted to money and fame. By going to rehab Johnny Manziel might as well have joined the priesthood. She doesn't understand all that he has to lose. She doesn't understand what a privilege it is to be an NFL quarterback. She's probably an entitled little brat, and I feel comfortable assuming that because when she started dating Johnny Manziel he was an entitled little brat. Birds of the same feather fly together. That is, until one bird goes to rehab and gets his wings clipped.
Ever tried to maintain a relationship with someone when they are constantly drunker than you? It's fucking impossible. The sole explanation for like 90% of arguments in your 20's is "he/she drank too much". Although, in her opinion one person didn't drink enough, and I can't even blame her. This relationship died as soon as Johnny Football started caring about life. Alcohol was probably the only thing they had in common. You don't date someone that's straightedge and then stay with them when they develop a heroin addiction, so why would the opposite be true? Relationships are volatile entities, and Johnny Manziel threw off the delicate balance of his by trying to be an adult.