Deal set to dismiss domestic assault case against Manziel

The former Cleveland quarterback is accused of hitting and threatening former girlfriend Colleen Crowley in January

Former Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel sits while his defense attorneys confer with the prosecution during his initial hearing, Thursday, May 5, 2016, in Dallas. The Heisman Trophy winner and former Texas A&M star was indicted by a grand jury last month after his ex-girlfriend alleged he hit her and threatened to kill her during a night out in January. No plea was entered, but defense attorney Robert Hinton says Manziel plans to plead not guilty. (Smiley N. Pool/The Dallas Morning News via AP, Pool)
Former Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel sits while his defense attorneys confer with the prosecution during his initial hearing, Thursday, May 5, 2016, in Dallas. The Heisman Trophy winner and former Texas A&M star was indicted by a grand jury last month after his ex-girlfriend alleged he hit her and threatened to kill her during a night out in January. No plea was entered, but defense attorney Robert Hinton says Manziel plans to plead not guilty. (Smiley N. Pool/The Dallas Morning News via AP, Pool)

DALLAS (AP) – Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Johnny Manziel has reached a deal with prosecutors for the conditional dismissal of a domestic assault case involving his former girlfriend.

Defense attorney Jim Darnell said there was still work to be done to finalize the deal, but said after a Thursday morning hearing that he was encouraged. A judge set another hearing for Dec. 1, when the case could be settled.

The troubled former Cleveland quarterback left the courtroom without responding to questions.

The 23-year-old Manziel is accused of hitting and threatening former girlfriend Colleen Crowley during a night out in January. The former star at Texas A&M faces a misdemeanor assault charge that carries a penalty of up to a year in jail and a $4,000 fine.

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