Manziel's attorney says assault indictment to come Tuesday

Apr 25, 2016 12:58 PM by News Staff

DALLAS (AP) - Johnny Manziel's attorney says prosecutors have told him the troubled former NFL quarterback will be indicted Tuesday on allegations that he attacked his ex-girlfriend in January.

Robert Hinton told The Associated Press on Monday that he expects an assault charge for family violence to be filed. The Class A misdemeanor carries up to one year in jail and a $4,000 fine.

Brittany Dunn, a spokeswoman for the Dallas County district attorney's office, declined to confirm media reports Monday that Manziel had been indicted.

Prosecutors presented a misdemeanor assault case against Manziel to a Dallas grand jury last week.

An indictment would further imperil Manziel's chances of playing pro football. He was cut by the Cleveland Browns, dropped by two agents and no longer has endorsements.

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