I had to laugh at the description of Manziel by the policeman. "eyes were red, bloodshot, and glassy, and his speech was slurred" as well as the mention of the odor of alcohol is in every police report on a DUI or other arrest involving drinking. Almost word for word, as if the officers have been trained to include that in their affidavits and testimony. When I clerked for a court, in one appeal the judges commented on the record for alcohol being involved in the incident (despite abundant evidence otherwise) by noting the testimony included the rote recitation of these factors as providing a basis for the officer's opinion.
that said, underage drinking, fake ID, and trying to deescalate a confrontation caused by his friend's racist remark is the gist of this. When has a drunk minor ever successfully deescalated a fight instead of ending up in one?