In the latest chapter of What-Will-Johnny-Do-Next, Fort Worth police used a helicopter to search for Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel early Saturday after a 23-year-old woman with whom he reportedly had an altercation earlier in the evening told officers that she was worried about his welfare.
The former Texas A&M star who became known as “Johnny Football” was later found safe, though police didn’t say where.
In a statement Saturday afternoon, Fort Worth police said officers were responding to a call at the Berkeley Luxury Apartment Homes near TCU about 2 a.m. Saturday when they found the woman, who told them she had been in a disturbance with her ex-boyfriend earlier in Dallas. Police identified Manziel by name in a tweet. The woman’s name was not mentioned, but media outlets have reported that he recently broke up with Colleen Crowley, his girlfriend of about two years, with whom he had an altercation Oct. 13 in Ohio.
“The preliminary investigation determined that a possible assault had occurred in that jurisdiction or multiple jurisdictions,” the release says. “The complainant was uncooperative with officers on scene” but expressed concern about Manziel’s well-being.
Fort Worth police tried to call Manziel, 23, and searched for him around the city, including with Air One.