Colleen Crowley dated Manziel for almost two years but it came to a brutal end. In 2018, she told the New York Post that Manziel abused her and she even feared for her life. She said: “I think there was some mental breakdown because of the way he was acting, it wasn’t anything like drugs or alcohol would affect a person.
Crowley said that she locked herself in the bathroom multiple times because he acted in a deranged manner. She described the worst night of her life when she said: “I was lucky to have survived … I fought for my life that night.” This makes Manziel a less sympathetic figure than the Netflix documentary paints him (New York Post).