CLEVELAND (AP) — Police say a Browns fan who says he wanted to give Johnny Manziel “a hug” was struck by the rookie quarterback’s entourage at a downtown hotel and was left with a swollen eye and lip.
Police were called to The Metropolitan at The 9, where Manziel has a luxury apartment, after a fight broke out at 2:25 a.m. Saturday.
According to a police report, Chris Gonos told police he was assaulted by “Johnny Football and his entourage.” The 33-year-old fan said he and his girlfriend approached Manziel and he told the popular first-round draft pick that he was a big fan and wanted to give him a hug.
Gonos said he took one step toward Manziel and was punched by a man listed on the report as Dana Kirk. Kirk said Gonos tried to assault Manziel.
No arrests were made.
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