Agent Drew Rosenhaus has given free-agent quarterback Johnny Manziel an ultimatum: Get help or get a new agent.
Appearing Wednesday night on SiriusXM NFL Radio, Rosenhaus explained that he drew the line in the sand in order to help and “young man who’s in trouble,” via Alex Marvez of FOX Sports. Echoing the comments from February made by Manziel’s father, Rosenhaus called it a “life and death situation.”
“If he doesn’t follow my advice and get help then I have to stand down,” Rosenhaus said. “I’m very concerned about him, very concerned.”
Rosenhaus added that Manziel has left Los Angeles and returned to Texas, which is definitely a good sign. The best sign will be for Manziel to seek treatment immediately. That’s what will persuade Rosenhaus to rescind the termination of his representation agreement. It also will give the NFL reason to believe that the situation isn’t completely hopeless.
Obviously, Manziel’s life is more important than his football career. If Rosenhaus firing him (only a few months after Erik Burkhardt fired Manziel) isn’t enough to wake him up, nothing will.