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Johnny Manziel booked, posts bond in domestic violence case

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DALLAS -- Johnny Manziel has been booked and posted bond in a domestic violence case, one day before the former Cleveland Browns quarterback faces his first court hearing.

(Highland Park Department of Public Safety/)

Manziel attorney Robert Hinton said Wednesday that the 23-year-old quarterback presented himself for booking and a mugshot. Police in Highland Park, a wealthy Dallas enclave that's separate from the city, released the mugshot Wednesday afternoon.

Speaking on NFL Network on Wednesday, former Browns general manager Ray Farmer, who drafted Manziel in 2014, described the quarterback's legal problems as "disappointing" and "disheartening."

"It's unfortunate. The young man has had some missteps and turned himself in, which is a positive on his end. That he tried to potentially do the right things and put his life back in order," Farmer said. "You have this unfortunate incident potentially occur, whatever happened, that put him in this situation is definitely disheartening."

The Heisman Trophy winner and former Texas A&M star was indicted by a grand jury last month after his ex-girlfriend alleged he hit her and threatened to kill her during a night out in January.

Manziel faces a Class A misdemeanor that carries up to a year in jail and a $4,000 fine.

He is appeared briefly before a Dallas judge Thursday morning.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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