Agent Drew Rosenhaus is dumping Johnny Manziel as a client and will only take Manziel back if Manziel seeks treatment for whatever issues he has, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Wednesday night.
“I have terminated the standard representation with Johnny Manziel in the hopes of helping him get the treatment I believe he needs,” Rosenhaus told Schefter. “I have informed him that if he takes the immediate steps I have outlined for him that I will rescind the termination and continue to represent him. Otherwise the termination will become permanent. There is a five-day window for me to rescind the termination. I’m hoping he takes the necessary steps to get his life back on track.”
Rosenhaus became Manziel’s agent after Manziel’s original agent, Erik Burkhardt, cut ties in January after Manziel’s offseason party binge began. The Browns officially released Manziel in early March, a move delayed only for salary cap reasons.
Last offseason he sought treatment for undisclosed issues and spent around 10 weeks in a treatment center before returning to the Browns for offseason workouts. Manziel is still waiting to find out if he’ll face charges from a January 30 incident in which he was accused of assaulting his ex-girlfriend.
Rosenhaus had — or still might have, if Manziel seeks treatment — quite a job in trying to get a team to take a chance on Manziel, a 2014 first-round pick who partied his way off the Browns roster in two seasons. News of a discussion between Manziel and Broncos coach Gary Kubiak broke last week, but the Broncos moved quickly to say that was a private conversation between Texas A&M alums and not any kind of discussion about Manziel joining the team.