Johnny Manziel Throws Water Bottle at Fan

Johnny Manziel Throws Water Bottle at Fan

NFL star was harassed by an 18-year-old, no charges were filed in the incident.

Published June 1, 2015

Johnny Manziel just can't stay away from controversy...even if it's something silly like this.

One month after being released from rehab to get his life and priorities straightened out, the Cleveland Browns quarterback was questioned by police for throwing a water bottle at a persistent fan at the AT&T Byron Nelson golf tournament in Irving, Texas, on Saturday.

"There was a kid — I'll call him a kid, he was 18 — at the pool area," police officer Jim McLellan told ESPN on Sunday. "The kid had been asking [Manziel] for a couple hours for his autograph, and he wouldn't give it to him. That turned into badgering on the kid's part, and it reached the point where Johnny Manziel threw a bottle of water at the kid. I don't know if it hit him. I guess I would say that ramped it up a bit."

No charges were filed and McLellan adds that there was no evidence that Manziel was "intoxicated or even had been drinking."

Allegedly as Manziel was leaving the golf course, the fan yelled, "Good luck never starting in the NFL," to which Manziel replied, "What?" and threw the bottle at a brick wall.

Prior to that, the fan allegedly badgered Manziel, asking him for an autograph 10 times.


A source with the Browns has dismissed the incident as a non-story.

After a rocky rookie season, Manziel is trying to make sure that he's more productive in his 2015 campaign. 

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Written by Mark Lelinwalla


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