The case can be settled on December 1, according to a judge after Manziel left the courtroom without responding to questions. The charge against the former Texas A&M star carries a penalty of up to a year in jail and a $4,000 fine.
The hearing after the meeting was brief, with Canas setting the next court date.
Manziel was indicted in April on a misdemeanor charge of assault/family violence.
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Prosecutors announced the deal at a hearing Thursday morning about Manziel's case, which has dragged on since the start of the year.
Manziel was indicted in April by a Dallas County grand jury in connection with an alleged January 29 incident involving his former girlfriend Colleen Crowley. "If he completes all those things, then the case will get dismissed".
Additionally, "Darnell has said he has spoken to the attorney representing a vehicle company that loaned a auto to Manziel and friends", which "was totaled in an April accident". Crowley said Manziel accosted her at a Dallas hotel, a confrontation that continued downstairs to the valet station. But one has to imagine Manziel's seemingly unending slew of off-field incidents would be enough to render him toxic to any National Football League squad looking forward. He was suspended for the first four games of the 2016 season for a violation of the NFL's substance-abuse policy.
A Tarrant County judge granted Crowley's request for a protective order against Manziel in February, but Fort Worth police determined that the potential attack must've occurred while the former couple was still in Dallas.