Johnny Manziel Throws Water Bottle at Fan Hounding him for Autograph


Even a moment of frustration can make headlines for Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel.

Manziel threw a water bottle at a man hounding him for his autograph Saturday evening in Irving, Texas.

No charges were filed and no arrests were made in connection with the incident, officer James McLellan, spokesman for the Irving Police Department, told the Beacon Journal by phone Sunday.

A Browns spokesman said the team had no comment on the incident, but noted Manziel informed the organization about it.

Manziel and a group of his friends were in Irving for the AT&T Byron Nelson, a golf tournament on the PGA Tour.

Around 6 p.m. Saturday, McLellan said, a confrontation unfolded between an 18-year-old man and Manziel at the pool area of the Four Seasons Resort and Club. The man, who was not part of Manziel’s group of friends, had been asking Manziel for his autograph for the previous couple of hours, McLellan said.

“There was a kid — I’ll call him a kid, he was 18 — at the pool area,” 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.”

The 18-year-old man told police he didn’t want to press charges over being pushed by one of Manziel’s friends, McLellan said.

A Browns source told ESPN that Manziel should not be held responsible for obnoxious fans who approach him aggressively.

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SOURCE: Brent Axe

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