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Manziel saga continues

By Julia Rivera, For The Miami Student

On Saturday, Dallas police said they had obtained video surveillance connected to the domestic assault complaint against Cleveland Browns Johnny Manziel.

Though police have not confirmed the nature of the video, the incident occured at the Hotel ZaZa in Dallas. Manziel's former girlfriend, Colleen Crowley, said in her sworn affidavit seeking the protective order, Manziel forced her down a stairwell and into his car, where he hit her so hard she ruptured an eardrum. In addition to hitting her, the 23 year-old also threatened to kill her and then commit suicide.

Since the complaint was filed, Manziel has told TMZ Sports that the altercation did not happen. "I'm completely stable. I'm safe and secure," he said.

Manziel's behavior has shown that history repeats itself. Should anyone really be surprised about his recent behavior?

Coming out of college at Texas A&M, Manziel had a bright future. He was the 2014 Heisman trophy winner, and though some projected him as the first overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, Cleveland took him 22nd overall.

The reason he was not the first overall pick was due to concerns of his partying habits. A few weeks after the draft, Manziel was seen partying in Las Vegas - and that was just one of many times the star was thrown into the spotlight for his drinking habits.

Fast-forward to now and Manziel has had a stint in rehab, two domestic violence incidents and involvement in multiple fights. His rookie year was a flop and he has lost the respect of not only Browns fans, but football fans everywhere.

Manziel will most likely be cut from the Browns once the new season beings.

The quarterback's father, Paul Manziel, told the Dallas Morning News that his son recently refused on two occasions to enter rehabilitation facilities.

"I truly believe if they can't get him help, he won't live to see his 24th birthday," Paul Manziel said.

Browns owner Jimmy Haslam said he wasn't aware of Manziel's personal life when the team drafted him. Unless the entire Cleveland organization was living under a rock, they knew about Manziel's behavior.

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He was known as the arrogant party boy, and though he has had multiple opportunities to change, he has shown he is incapable of doing so. The Browns took a chance on a young, talented rebel quarterback, and it blew up in their face.

The NFL lifestyle got the better of Manziel and caused him to continue on a downward spiral. Unfortunately, his actions hurt more than just him.

If the Browns do decide to cut him, he must take the time to clean up his act.

The San Diego Padres drafted Manziel in the 28th round of the first-year player MLB draft in 2014, so, who knows, maybe he can start over there.