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Johnny Manziel accused of breaking nose of bar employee

Johnny Manziel

Johnny Manziel is facing legal trouble yet again.

The former Heisman Trophy winner is accused of breaking the nose of a bar employee in Austin, Texas in September, according to a lawsuit filed on Monday.

Texas Our Texas shares news of the legal filing in Travis County made by Eric Newton, an employee at New York, New York bar in Austin. According to the filing, Manziel was attending a private party at the bar on Labor Day and asked Newton to make some drinks. Newton, who is a bar back and not a bartender and therefore not someone who makes drinks, suggested someone from the party go to the bar and order the drinks.

Someone from Manziel’s party then happened to overhear a conversation between Newton and a customer, who asked for Newton’s opinion of Manziel. The details of the conversation apparently were related to Manziel, who then came down to the bar and punched Newton.

From the lawsuit:

“About a minute or so later, Mr. Manziel came downstairs, ran behind the bar, cursed at Mr. Newton, and punched him in the face, breaking Mr. Newton’s nose. Mr. Newton grabbed Mr. Manziel to stop the attack, and both fell to the floor. Mr. Manziel then got up and ran out the back staff exit before the police arrived.”

The lawsuit believes Manziel committed assault and battery. Newton is seeking between $200,000-$1,000,000 in damages.

Manziel recently reached a tentative deal to have his domestic violence case involving his ex-girlfriend dismissed, so it’s unclear whether this will affect that matter.

The former Cleveland Browns quarterback has exhibited a violent streak on numerous occasions of late, as he also got into a fight at a friend’s wedding.


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