Johnny Manziel is in trouble with the law again.
The former Cleveland Browns and Texas A&M quarterback is being sued by an employee of an Austin bar after Manziel allegedly broke the man’s nose in a Sept. 6 altercation. The employee, Eric Newton, is seeking damages of $200,000 to $1 million, according to Texas Our Texas.
Newton, who’s a bar-back at New York, New York, alleges the incident started when Manziel, who was at a private party in an upstairs room, “demanded” Newton make several drinks. Newton told Manziel he wasn’t a bartender, but he could go to the bar downstairs if he needed anything.
According to the lawsuit, this is what happened afterward:
“The petition also says Newton went back downstairs and was having a conversation with a customer. The customer asked Newton’s opinion of Manziel, Newton gave his opinion, the conversation was overheard by someone in Manziel’s group, ‘who immediately ran upstairs and told Mr. Manziel what had transpired.’
“At this point, again according to the pleading, ‘About a minute or so later, Mr. Manziel came downstairs, ran behind the bar, cursed at Mr. Newton, and punched him in the face, breaking Mr. Newton’s nose. Mr. Newton grabbed Mr. Manziel to stop the attack, and both fell to the floor. Mr. Manziel then got up and ran out the back staff exit before the police arrived.'”
Manziel is scheduled to appear in court for a different case Thursday, per the Dallas Morning News, for a hearing to dismiss a misdemeanor assault charge after his ex-girlfriend accused him of kidnapping, beating and threatening to kill her.
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