Former Cleveland Browns Quarterback Johnny Manziel has been the talk of the NFL for the last few months, and for all the wrong reasons. First, Johnny has had a long list of personal interests that have conflicted with the life of an NFL football player. For example, excessive drinking, partying, drug usage, and overall lack of self control. Within the last few months Johnny had been dumped by his original contract agent, Erik Burkhardt, and his marketing agent, Maverick Carter. His second contract agent Drew Rosenhaus, one of the biggest agents in the sports world has dropped Manziel like a bad habit yesterday after a short two month relationship.
If losing marketing agents and contracted agents isn’t big enough, Johnny just lost his biggest deal of his career with Nike, one that might cut into the bank account pretty deep. This might not be news to some, but Nike released that the contract between Manziel and Nike was terminated shortly after the 2015 NFL season (Manziel signed with Nike in 2014). Nike had sold more Manziel jerseys than any other player prior to the start of the 2015 NFL season. Nike also took the coined phrase, “Money Manziel” into their own hands when they branded shirts with that specific phrase and sold them for $30 a piece. Nissan, Muscle Pharm, McDonalds, and Snickers are a few of the other branding giants that are no longer using Johnny in their endorsements after signing contracts with Manziel his rookie season.
Now, it’s a waiting game to really see what happens with Johnny football. Will he continue to dismantle his life? Or will he give himself a chance by checking himself into rehab again so he can get himself straight before the upcoming NFL season?