Report: Johnny Manziel Showed Up to Browns Practice This Week Disheveled and Inebriated, is Done in Cleveland
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Image via USA TODAY Sports/Troy Wayrynen As everything begins to unravel with the Cleveland Browns following their season finale, a loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers that ended with both General Manager Ray Farmer and head coach Mike Pettine getting fired, the skeletons have started coming out of the closet. Specifically, the skeletons of one Johnny Manziel.
Reports from USA Today surfaced this morning that Manziel, who is in the NFL's concussion protocol, traveled to Las Vegas on Saturday and was spotted gambling and partying the night away. Peter King then reported on Sunday Night Football that Manziel did not show up to the Browns facility on Sunday morning, which is required of all players, injured or not, and that the Browns were unable to reach him all day.
JFF1: Reported this on @SNFonNBC re Manziel: Browns require players in concussion protocol to be seen by team medic at 9 am on Sunday â€¦
— Peter King (@SI_PeterKing) January 4, 2016
JFF2: â€¦ even if theyâ€™re not playing. Manziel didnâ€™t show up Sunday. Browns couldnâ€™t reach him on phone. At this point I can tell you â€¦
— Peter King (@SI_PeterKing) January 4, 2016
JFF3: â€¦ Browns are so done with the guy. I will be stunned if he ever plays another snap for Cleveland. He wants to go to Dallas.
— Peter King (@SI_PeterKing) January 4, 2016
Then there's this, relayed from ESPN Cleveland's Bruce Hooley, on what beat reporter Tony Grossi told him at some point today.
@TonyGrossi says Manziel showed up at facility this week, "Disheveled and inebriated." There's your title for season highlight video!!!
— Bruce Hooley (@BHOOLZ) January 3, 2016
Mike Pettine denied this happened in his postgame press conference, but with everything that's happened to Manziel in his two short years in the NFL, the report from Grossi sadly has merit. And for someone who has battled alcohol problems, and possibly went to rehab this offseason to deal with said issues, that Manziel would show up to his place of work intoxicated is incredibly disturbing. We don't know what will come next, but just like the head coach and GM before him, it's hard to believe Manziel will be back in Cleveland next year. Who knows if he'll be back anywhere in the NFL.
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Report: Celebrity calls the cops on partying Johnny Manziel in L.A.
By John Breech | CBSSports.com
April 15, 2016 6:40 pm ET
The Johnny Manziel party train rolled through Los Angeles this month and apparently, Johnny Football upset a few of his neighbors.
Manziel was staying in a rental house just north of the West Hollywood area and, according to the real estate broker who rented him the place, Manziel threw a few ragers during his two-night stay (April 4-6).
According to the Huffington Post, things got so crazy on the second night of Manziel's stay that Kathy Griffin called police to complain about the noise coming from Manziel's place. The former star of Life on the D-List probably should've given Manziel a few pointers about being on the D-List, because that's where his life seems to be headed.
Griffin wasn't the only one who called the cops, either -- someone else called the police on the first night of Manziel's rager.
The guy who rented the place to Manziel, real estate broker Nicholas Goodwin, told HuffPost that between 40 and 70 people showed up at Manziel's place each night to party.
The house that Manziel rented has a security camera, which is why Goodwin had a rough idea of just how many people were there.
The house suffered about $20,000 in damages from Manziel's partying.
Goodwin also wants Manziel to pay $5,000 per night for throwing the parties, because there was a clause in the rental agreement that called for a higher nightly price if more than three people were going to be staying in the house. Manziel had told Goodwin that only two or three people would be staying there per night.
In total, Goodwin is asking for an extra $32,000 from Manziel.
The partying wasn't the only thing that got out of hand for Manziel last week. Three days after he checked out of the rental house, Manziel was a passenger in a hit-and-run. Manziel hasn't been charged with any wrongdoing, but apparently, he could've been seriously injured in the wreck.
TMZ obtained a post-crash photo of the car, and the vehicle was smashed. The wreck occurred on the night of April 9 after Manziel's friend, Ryan Silverstein, ran his Mercedes into a light pole. Police are still investigating the single-car incident.
— Zesty Celebrity News (@zesty_celebrity) April 15, 2016
According to TMZ, Manziel is 'lucky to be alive.' Not only did every airbag in the car go off, but the passenger side of the vehicle was completely smashed. In a weird twist, Manziel allegedly left the scene after catching a ride from former teammate Josh Gordon.
Manziel said on April 8 that he hasn't been partying, but that's clearly not the case.
"The L.A. party scene is alright," Manziel said on April 8. "I'm not really partying, though. I'm just out with some buddies. No drinking. Hanging with the boys, man. ... I'm out at the spots. I'm eating good food. Not doing anything crazy though, being smart. ... I'm not always partying. I'm just out having a good time with my boys and not drinking."
No one believes Manziel anymore when he says he's not drinking, especially his agent, Drew Rosenhaus. The agent said this week that if Manziel doesn't enter treatment, then he's going to cut ties with the former Browns quarterback.
Please, no more parties in L.A. (USATSI)
Report: Johnny Manziel, friends trash $4.5M house, do $32K in damages
By Ryan Wilson | CBSSports.com
April 15, 2016 10:39 am ET
Johnny Manziel's agent (for now) Drew Rosenhaus says the former NFL quarterback is back in Texas after spending time in Los Angeles earlier this month. And that's probably best for everyone involved.
Manziel desperately needs to get his life in order, at least according to those close to him, and that probably wasn't going to happen in L.A. The New York Post's Emily Smith reports that Manziel and a friend rented a house in West Hollywood last week, promptly threw "two all-night ragers" and when it was over, "allegedly caused $32,000 in damage" to the $4.5 million property.
Then there's this:
It's claimed Manziel and his group left the house strewn with booze and drugs, broke an expensive glass table and a bathroom door, and left wine stains and cigarette burns on carpets. Nicholas Goodwin, who works for LA Exotic Life, rented the house to Manziel and Goodwin's attorney, Niki Ghazian, has already written a letter to the quarterback's representatives.
â€œMr. Manziel threw large parties on both nights, causing extensive damage ... Evidence suggests [Manziel] and his guests were consuming drugs and alcohol ... and that they caused a disturbance to the neighborhood."
The Los Angeles Police Department was called on April 6, according to Ghazian.
There's more and it's not great.
Goodwin tells Page Six he returned to the house to find it trashed and Manziel crashed on the sofa at 2 p.m. He said, â€œThey were supposed to check out at noon. Manziel was passed out ... There was cocaine all over the kitchen table, and mushrooms were still out on the table in front of him. There was booze everywhere ... broken glasses over the floor and a Champagne glass in a tree.â€ He added, â€œIf they don't respond to our demand for compensation, we will sue.â€ Manziel, his lawyers, and [agent] DrewRosenhaus didn't get back to us. Meanwhile, Rosenhaus told PFT Live on Friday that he's worried that he and Manziel aren't "on the same page" about what the quarterback needs to do to get his life together.
â€œUnfortunately there hasn't been any movement toward getting help or seeking treatment that I'm aware of. 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.â€
Rosenhaus and Manziel have different ideas of what staying on track means. Rosenhaus isn't alone, either; Manziel's father said in February that his son won't live to see 24 if he doesn't get help.
Earlier this month, Manziel was spotted early one morning outside Le Jardin in Hollywood. He told TMZ that he had "been staying on track," adding: â€œThe L.A. party scene is alright. I'm not really partying, though. I'm just out with some buddies. No drinking. Hanging with the boys, man. ... I'm out at the spots. I'm eating good food. Not doing anything crazy though, being smart. ... I'm not always partying. I'm just out having a good time with my boys and not drinking.â€
It's fair to wonder if Johnny Manziel will ever play in the NFL again. (USATSI)
Von Miller: 'Everybody who has counted (Manziel) out is just wrong'
By Sean Wagner-McGough | Staff Writer
April 17, 2016 6:32 pm ET
Johnny Manziel has a supporter in Von Miller. (USATSI) Even in the offseason, Von Miller is a busy man. He's got a gig on Dancing With the Stars and he's training for the upcoming NFL season.
Last, but not least, he's practically taken on the role of Johnny Manziel's PR person -- even advocating for the Broncos to sign the troubled ex-Browns quarterback.
Miller, who has repeatedly supported his friend despite all of the QB's issues away from the field, continued to do so Saturday. At his high school for a ceremony in his honor, Miller fielded questions about Manziel, who has generated some unflattering headlines in the past few weeks because of his partying habits.
Here's a sample of Miller's Q&A, per the Dallas Morning News:
Q: Anything you want to say to him?
"Yea, I want to help get Johnny back to Johnny Manziel. Johnny Football, that's beside the fact. I want to get Johnny back to being Johnny Manziel. I remember what it was for me when I was in a similar situation, it was the people around me that helped motivate me to get to the same Von that I was.
"He's had people walk out on him. He's had people who have given up on him. I'm not going to be that guy. I've never been that guy. Johnny's my brother. I didn't play with him at Texas A&M, but he's my brother and we have a unique relationship. I'm here to help him no matter what it is. I'm tied to him, good or bad. You can't ever count anybody out and I think everybody who has counted him out is just wrong.
"You have to take life one day at a time and I'm here with him and I'm here to remind him that I'm here to help him."
Miller went on to say that he FaceTimes with Manziel on a daily basis, but he confirmed that they are not roommates. He did add, however, that he doesn't see anything wrong with the idea of the two of them living together.
"We're not but if we were, I don't see a problem with that," Miller said. "He's my brother. If any one of my biological brothers had problems and they moved in with me, nobody would have a problem with that. It's the same with Johnny, he's my brother. I don't see a problem with him moving in. I'm here to help him. Over everything else, I'm going to be with him every single day. He's not living with me but we do continue to talk every single day and I'm here to help. I have his back."
When asked if he believes Manziel has a future in the NFL, Miller reiterated that he's more concerned about Johnny Manziel than Johnny Football. Really, the two (Manziel the person and Manziel the player) seem to go hand-in-hand considering Manziel's issues away from the field have put his future in the league in doubt.
Since getting released by the Browns, Manziel's spent much of his time partying in Los Angeles. When TMZ spoke to him on one of those nights, Manziel indicated that he didn't see anything wrong with partying as long as he wasn't out of control. Reportedly, though, he seemed to be out of control. Agent Drew Rosenhaus also dropped Manziel as a client unless he's willing to receive treatment.
And, of course, there's the issue of his alleged domestic violence case, which is still reportedly waiting to be heard by a grand jury.
Report: Nike terminates Johnny Manziel's endorsement deal
By Ryan Wilson | CBSSports.com
April 19, 2016 9:30 pm ET
Despite his comments to the contrary, there's virtually no chance Johnny Manziel finds himself on an NFL roster in 2016. And even if by some miracle it does happen, he'll no longer be affiliated with Nike. The company reportedly terminated his contract two years after they signed him, according to CNBC.com's Jessica Golden.
TMZ.com reported in January, two months before the Browns released Manziel, that Nike could sever ties with the 2014 first-round pick. And Golden tweeted on Tuesday that Nike terminated Manziel's deal several months ago.
In addition to Nike, LeBron James' marketing agency dumped Manziel earlier this year, and on Tuesday, Manziel's was fired by his second agent in three months.
Maverick Carter, who runs James' agency, said in January that they were parting ways with Manziel because the quarterback needed to focus on "personal growth."
"We've decided to end our formal business relationship with Johnny," Carter said at the time. "I will continue to support and advise him as a friend. However, because Johnny needs to focus on personal growth, the next phase of his career and because LRMR continues to expand beyond marketing, we made the mutual decision that it was best to terminate our business relationship."
Drew Rosenhaus, the latest agent to disassociate himself with Manziel, issued a similar message last Friday.
"Unfortunately there hasn't been any movement toward getting help or seeking treatment that I'm aware of," Rosenhaus said. "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."
Nike dumped Johnny Manziel earlier this year, according to reports. (USATSI)
By Tuesday afternoon, Manziel had issued this statement: "I'm hoping to take care of the issues in front of me right now so I can focus on what I have to do if I want to play in 2016. I also continue to be thankful to those who really know me and support me."
And Manziel's spokesperson, Denise Michaels, reiterated that the quarterback wants to play this season.
"So many people only have one image of Jonathan but, believe it or not, he takes all this very seriously," she said. "He's hoping that he can clear up his personal issues, start interviewing agents and see what he needs to do if he wants to play this year."
But Manziel's actions don't reflect those of a person focused on his professional career. He was in Los Angeles earlier this month, where he and his friends reportedly trashed a $4.5 million West Hollywood home after two days of partying. And over the weekend, Manziel and suspended Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon were seen partying at Coachella.
Meanwhile, ESPN.com's Darren Rovell reports that Panini, which signed Manziel to an exclusive autograph deal, is the only company actively marketing the former Heisman Trophy winner -- though they "recently slashed prices on Manziel-signed Browns items."
Grand jury indicts Johnny Manziel on misdemeanor assault charge
By Will Brinson | NFL Writer
April 26, 2016 11:46 am ET
Johnny Manziel is officially on trial. The former Browns quarterback was indicted by a Dallas grand jury in the assault case involving his former girlfriend Colleen Crowley.
Manziel is charged with one count of misdemeanor assault for a late January indicent with Crowley where he allegedly struck her during a car ride. Crowley alleges Manziel shattered her ear drum and struck her multiple times.
The primary attorney for Manziel, Jim Darnell, said his client will plead not guilty.
"We certainly respect the decision of the grand jury but of course they only hear part of the case: what the D.A. chooses to share with them. We don't know what that was. This case will now be assigned to a court in Dallas County where the parties are able to join the issue," Darnell said. "Johnny will certainly plead â€˜not guilty' and we believe the evidence will support that plea. Out of respect for Ms. Crowley, we will not try the case in the press. We do, however, believe that Johnny will be acquitted at the conclusion of the case."
Here is a copy of Manziel's indictment:
Copy of Johnny Manziel's indictment pic.twitter.com/v0s9fMTcUo
— Rebecca Lopez (@rlopezwfaa) April 26, 2016
Manziel's past few months have been a quick spiral.
He was charged with the alleged assault, he was dumped by two agents, the Browns released him, he's been accused of causing $30,000 worth of damage to a Los Angeles rental house and he's spent time partying at Coachella with Josh Gordon.
Manziel's life is a mess and things are not going to get any easier moving forward.
Manziel was indicted on Tuesday. (USATSI)
May 22, 2016 4:40pm EDT May 22, 2016 1:53pm EDT American Football, News, English, Johnny Manziel, NFL, Cleveland Browns The former Browns quarterback wasn't happy about being shoved during a surprise performance by Drake at a Las Vegas nightclub on Friday.
Johnny Manziel allegedly involved in fight (TMZ Sports)
By Kirstie Chiappelli Omnisport
Updated at 4:40 p.m. ET
The Johnny Manziel saga just won't end.
The former Browns quarterback was kicked out of the Jewel Nightclub at Aria in Las Vegas on Friday night after allegedly punching a man, TMZ Sports reported.
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According to the report, Manziel was in a VIP booth close to the stage when hip-hop star Drake made an appearance for a surprise performance. As the crowd moved forward toward the stage, Manziel was pushed. Naturally, he turned around and took a swing at the man who shoved him.
Security stepped in to stop the scuffle and prevent more punches from being thrown, and Manziel was promptly tossed from the club.
No stranger to trouble, Manziel was indicted last month on a misdemeanor assault charge and is accused of kidnapping, hitting and threatening to kill ex-girlfriend Colleen Crowley at a Dallas hotel in January. He has been ordered to avoid all contact with Crowley after she claimed her eardrum was ruptured and she lost hearing as a result of the assault.
The 2012 Heisman Trophy winner still refuses to change his lifestyle, even after being booted by the Browns in addition to losing his agent and an endorsement deal with Nike because of his bad behavior.
Report: Johnny Manziel missing in New York
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Johnny Manziel is missing. According to the New York Post, the former NFL quarterback was hosting a small party for friends and family in the Hamptons this weekend but never made it to his helicopter flight. After failing to answer his phone, the helicopter left and Manziel has yet to be found.
In April, the former Heisman Trophy winner crashed a rental car in to a pole on the Sunset Strip and refused to pay $90,000 in damages. Wayne Schneider, the owner of the S550 Mercedes wanted answers, but Manziel avoided all contact, until Friday when Schneider followed Manziel out of Trump Soho and blocked his SUV with several cars.
It is unknown if the two events are linked.
Police: Johnny Manziel involved in another hit-and-run car crash
The former Browns quarterback wasn't seriously hurt, according to his publicist
Johnny Manziel's troubles away from the field aren't slowing down. This time, the Heisman-winning quarterback, formerly of the Cleveland Browns, was involved in a hit-and-run car crash in Dallas, according to police.
As the Associated Press reported, Manziel reported the hit-and-run crash earlier this week. Manziel's publicist told the AP that Manziel wasn't seriously hurt, though he hit his head. In April, Manziel was also a passenger in a hit-and-run in Los Angeles, according to police.
The AP's report comes a day after TMZ published photos of Manziel's beat-up car. At the time, the cause of the damage was unknown.
The AP provided more details about the crash:
Senior Cpl. DeMarquis Black told The Associated Press the accident happened Monday night, and Manziel had a witness from his vehicle and an impartial witness. Manziel attorney Bob Hinton said police told him the vehicle was damaged on the driver's side. Manziel is still facing a misdemeanor charge for his alleged assault of his ex-girlfriend, Colleen Crowley, which Crowley's attorney said resulted in a ruptured ear drum. Despite that ongoing case, Manziel appears to be enjoying his time away from the NFL.
Johnny Manziel is facing more legal issues. USATSI He's spent the better part of the past few months partying at clubs and still seems set on playing in the NFL, even though two agents have dropped him since February, and zero teams are likely interested in acquiring a sub-par quarterback with clear issues away from the field.