There hasn’t been much news about Johnny Manziel lately — and after his last couple years that’s good news — but that unofficial streak has come to an end with news that he is facing a lawsuit after allegedly breaking a bar employee’s nose in Austin in September.
The lawsuit, which was first reported by Texas our Texas (full text below) and was later covered by the Dallas Morning News, alleges that Manziel was attending a private party at a bar in Austin. Per the suit, Manziel demanded that the plaintiff, Eric Newton, prepare several drinks. However, Newton was a bar-back, not a bartender, and could not do so. The lawsuit continues:
A short time later Mr. Newton was downstairs having a conversation with a customer. The customer, apparently aware that Mr. Manziel was in the building, asked Mr. Newton his opinion of Mr. Manziel. Mr. Newton gave his opinion to the customer. That conversation was overheard by someone in Mr. Manziel’s group, who immediately ran upstairs and told Mr. Manziel what transpired. 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.
The suit seeks between $200,000 and $1 million in damages. Here is the full text: