Dallas police refer case against NFL's Manziel to grand jury

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Posted: Feb 25, 2016 6:21 PM

DALLAS (Reuters) - A domestic violence complaint accusing Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel of beating his ex-girlfriend has been referred to a grand jury, Dallas police said on Thursday.

The former Heisman Trophy winner, 23, is being investigated on suspicion of hitting, kidnapping and threatening to kill 23-year-old Colleen Crowley in January, police said. Manziel has not spoken to media about the accusations.

"Today, a Class A misdemeanor assault/domestic violence case has been referred to the Dallas County District Attorney’s office for presentation to a grand jury," police said in a written statement.

Police said they would not release any further information on the case.

(Reporting by Lisa Maria Garza; Editing by Peter Cooney)