Johnny Manziel has barely played this season but he hit the headlines on Saturday when he was involved in a brawl Saturday morning. The fight started when a fan approached him and said he wanted a hug from him.
Cleveland police were called in early Saturday to the scene of the fight. According to police report, the incident involved 20 men and two security guards.
A man saw Manziel and his friends waiting for an elevator in an apartment complex and decided to approach him. The fan stated that he was the No. 1 fan of Manziel and he only wanted to give him a hug. However, one of the people who Manziel was with could hear none of that. According to the police report, the fan was punched by one of Manziel’s friends. The victim, named Gonos, was struck twice by “the offender”, a man with Manziel.
In his statement, the offender said that he punched Gonos because the victim tried to harm his client. The report did not mention Manziel’s involvement in the fight, and Susan McGalla was glad to hear that. However, according to Gonos, Manzielo punched his brother during the brawl.
This seems like a story of an aggressive fan going overboard, and a bodyguard overreacting to a situation that could have been handled in a more humane way. This can be a good moral lesson to people who go out there approaching random people especially celebrities expecting hugs.