Friday’s roundup: Manziel involved in domestic dispute
Cleveland — Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel was involved this week in a domestic dispute with his girlfriend police say involved alcohol.
Manziel was pulled over by Avon, Ohio, police after a witness said a person was trying to jump from the quarterback’s speeding vehicle. Manziel admitted he was drinking before the incident, but police didn’t charge him.
Manziel spent 70 days in a Pennsylvania rehab facility during the offseason for treatment of an unspecified condition. The Browns said they are aware of the incident.
The former Heisman Trophy winner started and won one game for the Browns this season. He’s currently backing up starter Josh McCown.
Manziel made two starts last year during a turbulent rookie season.
“Colleen and I got into a dumb public argument on the way home Monday afternoon,” Manziel responded on Twitter. “It probably looked more interesting than it was and ...
“I know I would stop and check if I saw a couple arguing on the side of the road. It was embarrassing but not serious ... and when we talked to the police and they realized everything was alright and I was sober, we went home together and everything is fine.
Beason: Cowardly move
An angry Jon Beason accused 49ers guard Alex Boone of grabbing him from behind and deliberately pushing him in the back in a “cowardly” move last weekend that caused the Giants middle linebacker to sustain his first concussion.
Beason ripped Boone on Friday after returning to practice for the first time since being knocked out of the game on the opening series.
Boone said he doesn’t believe he is a dirty player, adding he is sorry that Beason feels the way he does.
The Giants have sent a videotape of the play on which running back Carlos Hyde was fined $21,352 to NFL headquarters, Beason said.
“It’s hard enough to stay healthy in this league,” said Beason, who missed the first two games this season with a knee injury. “I think it was a coward move; didn’t show any sportsmanship or regard for another player or his career. It could have been a lot worse.”
Coleman probe continues
Authorities said Friday that they’ll wait until an investigation is complete before deciding whether to file criminal charges against Seahawks fullback Derrick Coleman, who was arrested following a crash that injured a man.
Coleman is being investigated for vehicular assault and felony hit-and-run.
Dan Donohoe, a spokesman for the King County prosecutor, said in a statement that Coleman was being released from jail and that he wouldn’t appear in court. The investigation into Wednesday’s incident, including full toxicology test results, was expected to take at least a month.
Coleman was booked into King County Jail early Thursday and initially denied bail. Police officers in the Seattle suburb of Bellevue said they arrested him because he left the scene of the two-car accident Wednesday evening.
Coleman’s agents said in a statement “it seems Derrick may have fallen asleep while driving home from a Seahawks’ facility.”
Witnesses said Coleman’s truck was speeding through a 35 mph zone when it rear-ended a Honda Civic, said Bellevue Police Chief Steve Mylett. After Coleman was helped from his vehicle, witnesses said, he left.
Officers found Coleman two blocks from the crash within 10 minutes based on the descriptions from witnesses. Coleman reported no injuries, while the driver of the other vehicle was taken to a hospital with serious, non-life-threatening injuries.
Coleman is in his fourth season with the Seahawks, who suspended him following his arrest.
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Friday that the team would take it “one step at a time” before reinstating Coleman.