Johnny Manziel played his first competitive football game in 832 days Saturday, and it went better than most probably expected.
Manziel last played in a professional game Dec. 27, 2015 with the Browns, but threw at pro days for the University of San Diego and Texas A&M last month with all 32 NFL teams present. While he is still pushing for an NFL comeback, he will make good on his contract with the CFL if no options arise from his workouts.
The message that I’m sending is showing up every day and going to meetings, Manziel added. Being engaged in everything that is going on during practice and in the game. I can’t control what is going on [with NFL teams’ interests] and I don’t know what’s going on in NFL meetings. If that’s the case, if the NFL is something that pops up, cool. If not, I’m going to work until I get back there. We’ll see how things play out.
The woman was working at NRG Stadium controlling access to the field when Bennett allegedly tried to force his way through security and onto the field after the Patriots’ Super Bowl win over the Falcons in Houston. Bennett was a spectator watching his brother Martellus play for the Patriots.
The DA’s report notes that NRG security personnel told Bennett he had to use a different entrance to access the field, but he instead pushed through them.
A warrant has been issued for Bennett’s arrest on a felony charge of injury to the elderly, and, if convicted, the 32-year-old could face a $10,000 fine and up to 10 years in prison. Prosecutors would have to prove that Bennett intentionally and knowingly caused bodily injury to a person 65 years or older.
The Houston police department said the indictment took so long because they prioritized more significant cases before this, according to a report from Zach Berman of Philly.com. The report also noted that there is no video of the incident, but a police officer witnessed it.