The attorney for Johnny Manziel released a statement following the announcement by a Dallas grand jury that Manziel had been charged with a family violence misdemeanor.
The statement came from Jim Darnell of El Paso, Texas, and read:
"We certainly respect the decision of the grand jury, but of course they only hear part of the case: What the D.A. chooses to share with them. We don’t know what that was. This case will now be assigned to a court in Dallas County where the parties are able to join the issue. Johnny will certainly plead 'not guilty' and we believe the evidence will support that plea. Out of respect for Ms. Crowley, we will not try the case in the press. We do, however, believe that Johnny will be acquitted at the conclusion of the case."