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Report: Manziel hiring Rosenhaus as his new agent

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Free agent quarterback Johnny Manziel is hiring Drew Rosenhaus as his agent.

That’s not from a movie script. It’s something Jason LaCanfora of CBS Sports presented in a series of tweets Saturday afternoon, then confirmed that Manziel has hired Rosenhaus.

Manziel was released by the Browns after the start of the league year, and Rosenhaus will have to do one his best sales jobs yet in attempting to convince a team to take a chance on Manziel. If Manziel does get another chance to play in the NFL, it’s not likely to be immediately. A team wanting to pursue Manziel would likely need clearance from ownership and assurance from Manziel that he’s serious about football.

Manziel’s former agent, Erik Burkhardt, cut ties with him after last season, saying that Manziel needed to get his life in order.

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  1. esils51 says: Mar 19, 2016 5:28 PM

    Frick n frack

  2. key2heat says: Mar 19, 2016 5:30 PM

    Any team who talks to Johnny boy should demand a hair sample drug test. Those revel dope use from months back.

  3. finjim1020 says: Mar 19, 2016 5:35 PM

    Oh yeah, that’ll help.

  4. nels1959 says: Mar 19, 2016 5:37 PM

    There’s only one agent that would be more perfect for Manziel than Rosenhaus. That would be Don King

  5. tattooit says: Mar 19, 2016 5:38 PM

    key2heat
    Mar 19, 2016, 5:30 PM EDT
    Any team who talks to Johnny boy should demand a hair sample drug test. Those revel dope use from months back.
    ***********

    Fine in theory. But in real life there is a little thing called the players union who might have something to say about that.

  6. 1trojan33usc says: Mar 19, 2016 5:44 PM

    Well, you can always put lipstick on a PIG but it still won’t get her a date………………………..All this demonstrates is how deep in alcoholic “denial” Johnny truly remains. He’s doing plenty of things that don’t address the REAL problem. How about taking yourself “back” into rehab for the entire off-season??? Maybe, just maybe towards the end of your stint with promising reports from the rehab administrator directly sent to NFL teams you might, just might line up some potential signing candidates.

  7. contract says: Mar 19, 2016 5:55 PM

    Because his agent is the problem?

  8. granadafan says: Mar 19, 2016 5:56 PM

    Are we going to see Manziel shirtless and doing sit-ups in his driveway while doing shots?

  9. yyc2phx says: Mar 19, 2016 5:57 PM

    Lipstick on a pig…. You are still Johnny Manzeil

  10. Ferdinand says: Mar 19, 2016 5:59 PM

    I can’t quite figure out who has the worse reputation in the business. . .

  11. loumann says: Mar 19, 2016 6:04 PM

    Yup, if there is any agent that is more full of it, I’d like to know who.

  12. theweedsthruthetrees says: Mar 19, 2016 6:05 PM

    Guaranteed it’s cocaine, not alcohol, that is the problem.

  13. ketelwon says: Mar 19, 2016 6:05 PM

    Rosenhaus always looking to suck the last dollar out of someone’s soul…damn the consequences.

  14. whenwilliteverend says: Mar 19, 2016 6:19 PM

    Free agent quarterback Johnny Manziel is apparently considering hiring Drew Rosenhaus as his agent.

    There are so many hilarious things in this one statement.

    Maybe he should consider not being a knucklehead.

    Free agent? More like train wreck. Or what about Drunk, partyboy, unprofessional quarterback who is only interested in taking your money…

  15. cowboysallday says: Mar 19, 2016 6:20 PM

    How long till espn makes a 30 for 30 film on his career?

  16. tattooit says: Mar 19, 2016 6:28 PM

    Too much hate for Rosenhaus IMO. Guy is a GREAT agent and a good guy. Saved a kids life one time from drowning if I remember right.

  17. bradygirl12 says: Mar 19, 2016 6:34 PM

    Unless Rosenhaus is a substance abuse counselor on the side,this means nothing. He won’t be needing him for quite some time.

  18. getyourownname says: Mar 19, 2016 6:37 PM

    I imagine Rosenhaus will have to adopt a new strategy that isn’t based on threatening to take his client to another team for more money.

  19. eddiea25 says: Mar 19, 2016 6:49 PM

    Johnny, you could have been a contender.

  20. cmich2006 says: Mar 19, 2016 6:52 PM

    A match made in hell.

  21. trailerparkking says: Mar 19, 2016 6:54 PM

    It won’t make Manziel any more talented or less of a screw up.

  22. rjpats says: Mar 19, 2016 6:57 PM

    He’ll get a camp tryout alas a favor, then fade off into oblivion

  23. whatjusthapped says: Mar 19, 2016 6:57 PM

    These two are perfect for each other, one is a blood sucking leech and the other is spoiled rich kid who is delusional. I mean, what could possibly go wrong here? Other than Rosenhaus is completely wasting his own time because he will only make money if Manziel signs somewhere and even the Cowboys aren’t that dumb.

  24. themboys5150 says: Mar 19, 2016 7:07 PM

    Don King was a Boxing Promoter.. Not an Agent.

  25. archer454 says: Mar 19, 2016 7:07 PM

    serious case of affluenza and entitle-osis. currently untreatable.

  26. patsfan says: Mar 19, 2016 7:08 PM

    the ultimate “low risk signing.”

    Rosenhaus wouldn’t have taken on Johnny (out of) football if he didn’t think he could make money on him.

    The good news for Johnny is that means Rosenhaus is going to try to dry him out and teach him to play football. the bad news for Johnny is he doesn’t have the desire or will power to do either.

  27. browningsnagle says: Mar 19, 2016 7:21 PM

    2 scumbags that completely deserve each other

  28. 13timenflworldchamps says: Mar 19, 2016 7:22 PM

    Johnny Manziel and Geno Smith are C grade Quarterbacks embarrassing the position that is called
    ” Backup” by NFL standards.

  29. rutherforddabrave says: Mar 19, 2016 7:22 PM

    Lipstick on a pig

  30. lscottman3 says: Mar 19, 2016 7:25 PM

    Worked well for TO

  31. cross300 says: Mar 19, 2016 7:28 PM

    I hope he can sell sour milk to the lactose intolerant because this may even be more difficult. Of course with franchises around like the cowboys he may have a shot.

  32. njraiderfan19 says: Mar 19, 2016 7:37 PM

    New agent? THAT fixes everything! //end sarcasm.

    Rosnhaus is slumming.

  33. tooz72 says: Mar 19, 2016 7:39 PM

    cowboysallday says:
    Mar 19, 2016 6:20 PM
    How long till espn makes a 30 for 30 film on his career?

    what career?

  34. agroaltomar says: Mar 19, 2016 7:48 PM

    With Rosenhaus on board come the inevitable T.O. references. If my team was somehow in the hypothetical position of being forced to sign either Owens or Manzeil, I would sign a cancer like Owens. Quicker than a fart leaves a fan factory.

  35. a1b24312 says: Mar 19, 2016 7:49 PM

    Shoulda hired Scott Boras. He’d be immediately signed by the Nationals, who’ll need more arms after Dusty Baker goes through their pitching staff.

  36. belicheathater says: Mar 19, 2016 7:56 PM

    Why isn’t he Suspended yet?
    Keep protecting The Shield Roger

  37. mazenblue says: Mar 19, 2016 7:58 PM

    Whys he making tongue bubbles while in a play?

  38. pacodawg says: Mar 19, 2016 8:06 PM

    Still remember the classic Pryor press conference. Hysterical comparing him to cam newton lol

  39. followme2boston says: Mar 19, 2016 8:11 PM

    If I was looking for a team, I would hire Drew R. As well. Guy could sell sour milk to a Dairy Farmer.

  40. bert1913 says: Mar 19, 2016 8:16 PM

    entitled kids always deflect the blame

  41. annes22 says: Mar 19, 2016 8:20 PM

    Hope Drew can figure out a train wreck. Lets start with
    Rehab and go from there.

  42. firstdownbrowns says: Mar 19, 2016 8:22 PM

    thanks for calling Drew, but at the present time….

  43. goldenboyoffootball says: Mar 19, 2016 8:23 PM

    Johnny Football needs a new AA Sponsor, be damn with an agent at the moment.

  44. darrkkomens says: Mar 19, 2016 8:27 PM

    Ok so he can act reckless, and beat up a woman but not get black balled from the league? Something’s wrong

  45. fordmandalay says: Mar 19, 2016 8:42 PM

    Johnny Blackball.

  46. hooterdawg says: Mar 19, 2016 8:42 PM

    While Manziel’s former agent claims he made all these efforts to straighten Manziel out, only Manziel and his family know the truth behind these self-serving claims by his former agent. I suspect that the former agent was over his head in this matter, while his new agent is a master of spin and communication. I won’t be too surprised to see Manziel make a big comeback under his new guidance.

  47. rcali says: Mar 19, 2016 8:49 PM

    “Next Question!”

  48. hrmlss says: Mar 19, 2016 8:53 PM

    Wow, TO, really did a number on him. Look how low Drew has sunk. Johnny wants him to be his “tough” negotiator, and get him $2, instead of the offered $0.50.

  49. wwwocls says: Mar 19, 2016 8:55 PM

    There will always be an NFL team stupid enough to take a chance on a guy like Manziel, no matter what he does, and Manziel knows it.

  50. iamthorny says: Mar 19, 2016 8:58 PM

    I was sure Johnny would hire a female agent so she could be his heroine.

  51. hrmlss says: Mar 19, 2016 9:02 PM

    “How long till espn makes a 30 for 30 film on his career?”

    He had a “career”?

  52. bubbybrister/shovelpass says: Mar 19, 2016 9:11 PM

    Most Sane People: Drew, what are you thinking?!

    Rosenhaus: Next question!

    Johnny Eightball should’ve hired Secret Agent Maxwell Smart to help locate his missing career…

  53. ytownie says: Mar 19, 2016 9:30 PM

    “Erik Burkhardt cut ties” when have you ever heard of an agent firing his client ? Plus LeBron and his management team fired him also.This guy is really messed up!

  54. kwjsb says: Mar 19, 2016 9:30 PM

    I Thought Harvey Levin of TMZ was his representation…

  55. tindeaux says: Mar 19, 2016 9:43 PM

    Rosenhaus must be desperate making money…
    manziel played his way into retirement from nfl 6 months ago.

  56. bradyakagod says: Mar 19, 2016 9:50 PM

    Manziels best chance of making money from hiring Rosenhaus is if the two of them make it into a reality tv show.

  57. nolanbctalk says: Mar 19, 2016 10:04 PM

    Give Sean Payton 3 years to groom him and he’ll be a real Quarterback when Brees is ready to retire…

  58. thefox61 says: Mar 19, 2016 10:10 PM

    Hey Rosenhaus, what’s 3% of nothing?

  59. thefatlazygamer says: Mar 19, 2016 10:22 PM

    Agent for what? Dancing with the Stars?*

    *Note = Johnny Manziel isn’t technically a star of anything.

    How long until this fool is doing situps in his driveway wondering why he can’t get a contract?

  60. kd75 says: Mar 19, 2016 10:52 PM

    Erik Burkhardt earned his 3% with that guy.

  61. rajbais says: Mar 19, 2016 11:24 PM

    I’ll be honest, but the previous agent likely dropped Manziel because Manziel ignored him.

    When you see Lesean McCoy, Josh Gordon, and Greg Hardy don’t act in line or act out of control, how can Rosenhaus give Manziel good advice when the actions of his clients say that he doesn’t exactly put the “advisor” in legal advisor?

  62. levanderwilliams says: Mar 19, 2016 11:32 PM

    I think it would be belly busting funny if Rosenhaus turned him down due to too much drama!!

  63. thaibreaker says: Mar 19, 2016 11:57 PM

    Snake oil salesman meets snake.

  64. edelmanfanclub says: Mar 19, 2016 11:57 PM

    The next question segment with Manziel is gonna be great, he’ll have sunglasses on during the day and wont be responsive due to killer hangover. Oh and he probably wont be signed by any team.

  65. starenvy says: Mar 20, 2016 12:29 AM

    He’s not an alcoholic just a young dumb privileged kid. It’s amazing what a child will do when he isn’t told NO. Grow up Johnny boy

  66. finfansince68 says: Mar 20, 2016 1:07 AM

    I guess Satan even knows there’s not much market for Johnny Football …is Drew that desperate?

  67. bullpuppy552 says: Mar 20, 2016 1:42 AM

    You can’t make chicken salad out of chicken manure.

  68. bullpuppy552 says: Mar 20, 2016 1:44 AM

    Jerry Jones calling Rosenhaus in 3…2…1

  69. jayhawk6 says: Mar 20, 2016 1:50 AM

    Seriously. Get real–his name is Rosenhaus, not Lazarus.

  70. thetruthstings says: Mar 20, 2016 3:00 AM

    Manziel is a great person and a gentleman and all you Freaks are Liars! He will be a Star QB for the Vikings!!! We NEED a Good Quarterback!!!

  71. thetruthstings says: Mar 20, 2016 3:04 AM

    Manziel will be the next Sir Francis Tarkenton!!!

  72. imadipsnit says: Mar 20, 2016 3:10 AM

    I think that if Greg Hardy had a second chance then this dude surely deserves one. This kid had money dumped in his lap and let go, there wasn’t any guidance for him in Cleveland, they’re lucky to field a football team I mean the same team that gave a worn out Dwayne Bowe 9 mil for 5 catches was supposed to guide this KID theough his first couple of years in the NFL ? I hope somebody takes a chance on him…. Just not my team

  73. jbarr1 says: Mar 20, 2016 7:15 AM

    Think he’d be better off hiring Bill W.

  74. jonathankrobinson424 says: Mar 20, 2016 7:34 AM

    ……..no team wants that dynamic duo…….

  75. afourthlombardiforthehaters says: Mar 20, 2016 9:05 AM

    if this kid could take care of his drug and alcohol issues & make taking care of them his FIRST priority football would come naturally

  76. conormacleod says: Mar 20, 2016 10:49 AM

    He simply isn’t a good enough player to give another chance to. You going to take on his baggage in the hopes that he will some day be mediocre?

  77. conormacleod says: Mar 20, 2016 10:52 AM

    imadipsnit
    Mar 20, 2016, 2:10 AM CDT
    I think that if Greg Hardy had a second chance then this dude surely deserves one.
    —–
    Hardy was a proven player. Manziel is not.

  78. R.J. says: Mar 20, 2016 11:15 AM

    I guess Rosenhaus needed a challenge. How much commission does he get for an Arena League contract?

  79. corvusrex96 says: Mar 20, 2016 11:18 AM

    Good move by Manziel , standing next to Drew Rosenhaus Johnny will look like a mature decent human being

  80. steve11blog says: Mar 20, 2016 11:22 AM

    I bet he can win more than six games for the dilphins and everyone reading this probably agrees with me
    He won the headman after tannehill left he just needs a little help on the personal level. Don’t we all. Stop acting like every athlete is perfect on and off the field
    He picked a great agent and you know it
    Smart decision for a guy who has made bad ones

  81. steve11blog says: Mar 20, 2016 11:23 AM

    Heisman

  82. pafinfan72 says: Mar 20, 2016 12:39 PM

    Next Question…

  83. richk412 says: Mar 20, 2016 2:54 PM

    Manziel needs way more than a new blood sucker. He needs a life changing event, like maybe some time in jail for kicking his girlfriend’s behind.

    With luck some convict will slap him around like he did to her. That might wake him up, but then again he might like it.

  84. dencar2014 says: Mar 20, 2016 4:00 PM

    Good luck to his new agent. Marketing Johnny Done will be like trying to sell a pile of manure!!!!!

  85. alliwantisluv says: Mar 20, 2016 6:33 PM

    Why does he even need an agent? An agent assume someone will want to sign him. Perhaps a job at Joes Bar and Grill?

  86. RegisHawk says: Mar 21, 2016 9:21 AM

    Why won’t I be surprised when your stories start portraying Manziel as a “good guy who’s just a victim” from here on out…

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