The police report, which was obtained by TMZ, describes a hectic and frightening scene between the NFL bust and his ex-girlfriend, Colleen Crowley, on the night of Jan. 29, 2016. The disagreement started at a hotel room and allegedly grew violent while Manziel was driving Crowley back to her car.
Crowley, according to cops, escaped the car and tried to hide in some bushes, but Manziel tracked her down and brought her back, at which point he struck her with an open hand, rupturing her eardrum.
As the NFL’s chief media officer Brian Rolapp noted when announcing the addition of Fox, fan interest in the NFL Draft only “grows year after year.”
If the NFL has its way, and it usually does, league TV partners CBS and NBC may air the event in the future. That could create a virtual roadblock of draft coverage.
This year’s event is expected to draw over 400,000 fans to the Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium and dozens of league and sponsor events around the Arlington-Fort Worth-Dallas area. And no, NFL Insiders will not be tweeting out picks before they’re announced live on TV. The NFL Draft is now more of a TV show than anything else. It doesn’t do the league any good to suck the suspense out of its real-life soap opera.
This comes a day after the Dolphins traded for Lions DT Akeem Spence, so they’re clearly looking to bolster their defensive tackle depth before the start of training camp.
Not too long ago, it seemed like the 49ers would have no shot at Fitzpatrick picking out of the top five, but because of the quarterbacks, Penn State running back Saquon Barkley and N.C. State defensive end Bradley Chubb, the former Crimson Tide secondary leader is looking like he’ll be available.
Regardless, this won’t be a redshirt year for the former USC star whether or not he takes the first snap against the Lions. Darnold absolutely will take over at some point in 2018.
The Jets’ plan isn’t overly complicated. Offensive coordinator Jeremy Bates will gauge how quickly Darnold is processing his playbook. This weekend’s rookie minicamp will be a good introduction. Although it’s silly to making sweeping conclusions when Darnold will be surrounded by many players who won’t actually be in the league this season, Jets brass will get its first real taste of the quarterback’s retention skills in a live setting.