/N.F.L. Roundup: Johnny Manziel’s Job Appears Safe Despite Inquiry Into Domestic Incident

N.F.L. Roundup: Johnny Manziel’s Job Appears Safe Despite Inquiry Into Domestic Incident

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Cleveland’s Johnny Manziel, whose girlfriend told the police that he had hit her several times.

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Johnny Manziel is expected to remain Cleveland’s backup quarterback as the N.F.L. investigates whether he violated its personal conduct policy.

Manziel was questioned on Oct. 12 by the police in Avon, Ohio, after he and his girlfriend, Colleen Crowley, argued while Manziel drove on a highway. Crowley told the police that Manziel had hit her several times.

Manziel denied having struck Crowley and was not arrested, and the couple was allowed to leave together. Manziel could face a fine, a suspension or banishment if the league finds he broke provisions in its conduct policy.

A league spokesman had no updates Friday on the inquiry.

Manziel admitted having drunk alcohol a few hours before his argument with Crowley, who the police said was intoxicated.

After practice on Friday, Browns Coach Mike Pettine said Manziel would “more than likely” back up Josh McCown on Sunday…

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