Johnny Manziel will have to wait to have the domestic violence charge against him dismissed, as was expected Thursday until the court session was canceled.
A bailiff had died and most court employees were attending the funeral Thursday, according to court officials, so Thursday morning’s court hearing was postponed, and a new date was expected to be set later.
Officials reached a tentative agreement Nov. 17 to drop the charges, and the judge said there was an agreement “in principle” to drop them and gave the officials two weeks to finalize the details.
The former Cleveland Browns quarterback was accused by his ex-girlfriend, Colleen Crowley, 21, of Fort Worth, of repeatedly hitting her on Jan. 30 during a drive home from Hotel ZaZa in Dallas to her apartment in Fort Worth.
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Manziel was indicted in April on a misdemeanor charge of assault/family violence. The maximum sentence would be one year in jail and a $4,000 fine.
At a hearing in May, Manziel was told not to have any contact with or go near Crowley, and as a condition of his $1,500 bail he was not allowed to possess a firearm.
Manziel was released by the Cleveland Browns in March and despite attempts to get another spot in the NFL, he remains without a team.
The Dallas Morning News reported that Manziel re-enrolled at Texas A&M University this semester to finish his degree. This week, a lawsuit was filed against him by an employee at a bar in Austin alleging that Manziel punched him in the face, breaking his nose, because the man was talking about Manziel to another customer.