Just as Johnny Manziel appears to be on the verge of wrapping up one court case, he’s been hit with another. This one alleges that he punched an Austin bar employee, breaking the man’s nose.

In a legal proceeding uncovered by Texas Our Texas, Eric Newton is suing for between $200,000 and $1 million, asserting that “Mr. Manziel’s conduct constituted the civil torts of assault and battery, and the intentional infliction of emotional distress.” According to the Leander, Texas, resident, the incident took place around 2 a.m. on Sept. 6 at Austin’s New York, New York bar.

Newton claims that Manziel was attending a private party when he “demanded” that the employee make several drinks. Newton replied that he could not, because he was a barback, not a bartender, but that Manziel or someone in his party could order at a bar downstairs. From the court filing:

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“A short time later Mr. Newton was downstairs having a conversation with a customer. The customer, apparently aware that Mr. Manziel was in the building, asked Mr. Newton his opinion of Mr. Manziel. Mr. Newton gave his opinion to the customer. That conversation was overheard by someone in Mr. Manziel’s group, who immediately ran upstairs and told Mr. Manziel what transpired. About a minute or so later, Mr. Manziel came downstairs, ran behind the bar, cursed at Mr. Newton, and punched him in the face, breaking Mr. Newton’s nose.”

Newton’s account adds that Manziel “ran out the back staff exit before the police arrived.” TMZ Sports reported that Manziel told the website the allegations are “absolutely not true.”

On Thursday, Manziel has a court hearing in Dallas in which he may reach a deal with prosecutors to dismiss his misdemeanor domestic assault case. That stemmed from January accusations by his former girlfriend, Colleen Crowley, that Manziel abducted, beat her and threatened to kill them both.

A former Heisman Trophy winner at Texas A&M, Manziel was released in March by the Browns after just two seasons. His tenure in Cleveland was marked by frequent reports of partying, in addition to injuries and underwhelming play on the field (although he quarterbacked the Browns to their most recent win, over the 49ers on Dec. 13). Manziel has repeatedly expressed a desire to return to the NFL but has provided little public evidence of a commitment to doing so.

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