Thursday, June 21, 2018
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Manziel incident draws police

Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel was being investigated by police in Fort Worth and Dallas after a disturbance early Saturday during which his ex-girlfriend might have been assaulted.

Police used a helicopter to locate Manziel, 23, before finding him "safe and in no danger."

Manziel, who has had two tumultuous seasons in the NFL, was identified by police after they were called about 2 a.m. to investigate a report of a possible assault at an apartment complex in Fort Worth. The officers didn't find the caller but spoke to an unidentified 23-year-old woman who said she had a disturbance with her ex-boyfriend that night in Dallas.

Sgt. Steve Enright identified him as Manziel, the former Heisman Trophy winner at Texas A&M who has made far more headlines for his off-field behavior since college than for anything he has done for the Browns.

There were no arrests, and it was not clear if Manziel had been questioned.

Police searched for Manziel because the woman was worried for his well-being. Fort Worth and Dallas police were working together on the case.

Police didn't say if the ex-girlfriend was injured. An ambulance was called, but she was not taken to a hospital. The police report said the woman was uncooperative with officers, who could not find a crime scene.

This is the second time Manziel has been investigated by police after an argument with his now ex-girlfriend. In October, police in Avon, Ohio, got an emergency call after Manziel and Colleen Crowley were spotted fighting in a car.

Manziel was not arrested and was cleared by the league after an investigation.

Giant investigated: The New York Police Department is investigating claims that the Giants defensive lineman Jay Bromley tried to rape a woman, then struck her with his car early Saturday. The New York Daily News and New York Post both cited police, who said Bromley was accused of bringing the woman, 26, to a Manhattan hotel after online interactions. No charges had been filed and no arrests had been made as of Saturday night.

'Greatest Game' ball auctioned: A ball Johnny Unitas threw to Raymond Berry for a touchdown in the historic Colts-Giants 1958 NFL Championship Game is being sold at auction. Their 15-yard touchdown in the second quarter was followed by a conversion kick, and a fan in the stands caught the ball. Bill Huggins, president of Maryland-based Huggins and Scott Auctions, estimates the ball's value to be between $40,000 and $75,000. Online bids will be accepted from Monday to Feb. 11.

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