Johnny Manziel ordered to stay away from ex

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  • Manziel is facing misdemeanor assault charges related to his ex-girlfriend, who says he threatened and hit her
  • The free agent NFL quarterback turned himself in to police in Texas on Wednesday

(CNN)Johnny Manziel was ordered to have no contact with his former girlfriend and to stay away from firearms at a Thursday court appearance in Dallas.

The free agent NFL quarterback turned himself in Wednesday to police in Highland Park, Texas, where he was booked on misdemeanor assault charges, said Lt. Lance Koppa with the Highland Park Department of Public Safety.
    Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel turned himself in to the Highland Park Police Wednesday afternoon on charges of domestic violence stemming from an incident at a Dallas hotel on Janaury 29, according to Lt. Lance Koppa with the Highland Park Dept of Public Safety.
    A Texas grand jury indicted the troubled football star in connection with a January incident involving ex-girlfriend Colleen Crowley.
    Crowley said Manziel threatened her, restrained her and hit her in the head, causing her to lose hearing in one ear.
    Manziel has denied hitting Crowley, and "looks forward to defending himself against the misdemeanor allegation and focusing on the next phases of his life, both personally and professionally," said his attorney, Jim Darnell.
    A docket hearing in the case is scheduled for June 24.
    Manziel won the 2012 Heisman Trophy while playing at Texas A&M University and was picked by the Cleveland Browns in the 2014 NFL draft. While he showed flashes of promise, he ultimately couldn't retain the starting quarterback job. The Browns cut him March 11, two days after the start of the 2016 NFL calendar year.