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Johnny Manziel's ex-girlfriend claims he hit her

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Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) passes to Travis Benjamin for 6 yards during the first quarter against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh on November 15, 2015. Photo by Shelley Lipton/UPI
Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) passes to Travis Benjamin for 6 yards during the first quarter against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh on November 15, 2015. Photo by Shelley Lipton/UPI | License Photo

A police report released Thursday indicated that quarterback Johnny Manziel allegedly hit his former girlfriend at a hotel in downtown Dallas last Saturday.

Monica Crowley, who dated Manziel for two years before a December breakup, told police that the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner ordered her to "shut up or I'll kill us both" before dragging her into his car, pulling her by the hair and driving back to her Fort Worth apartment while striking her several move times.

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She also told police that Manziel appeared to be under the influence of drugs but said he was not drunk.

According to reports, Crowley continues to fear for her safety and will seek court protection from Manziel.

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Manziel told TMZ Sports that "it didn't happen." Dallas police will not charge Manziel, but Fort Worth police continues to investigate.

On Tuesday, the Browns responded after Manziel's latest off-the-field incident, saying the franchise planned to release the second-year player in March. He has played in 14 games in two seasons with the team.

"We've been clear about expectations for our players on and off the field," Browns executive vice president for football operations Sashi Brown said. "Johnny's continual involvement in incidents that run counter to those expectations undermines the hard work of his teammates and the reputation of our organization. His status with our team will be addressed when permitted by league rules. We will have no further comment at this time."

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WFAA.com reported details of the alleged assault that started in Manziel's hotel room in Dallas and escalated early Saturday morning.

Crowley had spent Friday evening with friends before meeting Manziel in his hotel room. The two then argued over another girl and Manziel wouldn't let Crowley leave on her own when she tried. Manziel led her down a back stairway to a valet area.

"I was crying and begged the valet, 'Please don't let him take me. I'm scared for my life!'" she told police.

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According to WFAA.com, Manziel drove Crowley to her car, and she said she jumped out, but he found her hiding in some bushes.

"He grabbed me by my hair and threw me back into the car and got back in himself," she told police, according to the website. "He hit me with his open hand on my left ear for jumping out of the car. I realized immediately that I could not hear out of that ear, and I still cannot today, two days later."

Crowley said she hit Manziel while trying to escape from the car, but he drove her back to her apartment in Fort Worth. She claims he told her that he was going to drop her off and then "go kill himself." Crowley also said at one point he yelled, "Shut up or I'll kill us both."

After arriving at the apartment, the two allegedly continued to argue. Crowley said she tried to contact her parents via computer when Manziel went outside, but he came back in and discovered what she was trying to do.

"I was in my kitchen, so out of fear for my life, I pulled a knife out of my knife block and advanced toward him," Crowley reportedly told police. "He ran out of the apartment."

According to the report, Crowley went to a nearby home to seek help and Manziel fled the scene on foot.

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