Johnny Manziel has been dropped by his agent Drew Rosenhaus after the quarterback failed to follow Rosenhaus’ advice. ESPN’s Adam Schefter was the first to report the news.
“And now Drew Rosenhaus officially has terminated Johnny Manziel, making him a second agent in two months to fire the talented and troubled QB,” Schefter posted on Twitter.
The news comes five days after Rosenhaus told Manziel to get professional help within five days, but Manziel chose to party at Coachella instead.
Manziel partied with Josh Gordon at Coachella, only two days after Rosenhaus issued the warning. The news though comes as no surprise. Last Friday, Rosenhaus said that the 23-year-old player has taken no step towards seeking professional help.
“Unfortunately, there hasn’t been any movement toward getting help or seeking treatment that I’m aware of,” Rosenhaus said on PFT Live with Mike Florio. “I’m trying diligently to recommend this to Johnny. I’m not the first one, certainly not the only one. There are a lot of friends and family and people that want the best for this young man. He’s got a plan, it’s just different than the one he and I talked about and what I would recommend to him.”
Johnny Manziel hired Rosenhaus just a month ago. It is the second time that the quarterback has been dropped by his agent.
His long-time agent Erik Burkhardt too dropped him over the latter’s refusal to seek help. Burkhardt stated that Manziel’s “lacks accountability” has made his job difficult.
“It is with deep regret that, after several emotional and very personal discussions with his family, with his doctors, and my client himself, I have made the decision to terminate my professional relationship with Johnny Manziel.”
“His family and I have gone to great lengths to outline the steps we feel he must take to get his life in order. Accountability is the foundation of any relationship, and without it, the function of my work is counterproductive,” Burkhardt said in his statement.
Manziel who was recently accused of hitting his ex-girlfriend seems a lost cause at the moment.
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