According to the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), former Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel was a passenger in a car that was allegedly involved in a hit-and-run incident on Wednesday.
According to TMZ, LAPD spokesman Liliana Preciado confirmed that Manziel was inside his friend Ryan Silverstein’s vehicle when it crashed into a light pole at Sunset Boulevard. Luckily, there was no one harmed and no other vehicles were involved in the incident.
After the hit-and-run, Manziel and Silverstein walked away from the scene and eventually rode on Josh Gordon’s car. A witness then told the police that Ryan Silverstein was the one driving the car as he was recognized with his beard. Silverstein will be possibly facing misdemeanor hit-and-run because of the incident.
The said incident happened on the same night that Manziel was reportedly living with Broncos’ Von Miller which was confirmed to be untrue by Miller.
Manziel was recently suspended by the Cleveland Browns after being positive to a drug test. Drew Rosenhaus threatened him to be permanently out of the team if he will not undergo a rehabilitation program.
”I hope he gets the help he needs, and if he does, then I will continue to represent him,” Rosenhaus said via Yahoo Sports.
After being suspended, Manziel was regularly seen partying in different places and according to TMZ, Manziel and Silverstein were spotted in Nice Guy restaurant earlier before the incident happened. Though many had witnessed, he insisted that he was not partying but only hanging out with his friends.
“The L.A. party scene is alright,” Manziel said via CBS Sports. “I’m not really partying, though. I’m just out with some buddies. No drinking. Hanging with the boys, man. … I’m out at the spots. I’m eating good food. Not doing anything crazy though, being smart. … I’m not always partying. I’m just out having a good time with my boys and not drinking.”
Johnny Manziel planned to be back in the NFL in 2016 but with issues he was currently involved, he really needs to strive harder to impress NFL teams.
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