The hits keep coming for Johnny Football.
Amid allegations that he was involved in a domestic dispute with his girlfriend last weekend while the world awaits the Browns to inevitably release him in March, some of Johnny Manziel's supporters are cutting ties with him. The latest loss for the troubled quarterback was his agent Erik Burkhardt who released a statement saying he would no longer be representing the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner.
“It is with deep regret that, after several emotional and very personal discussions with his family, his doctors, and my client himself, I have made the decision to terminate my professional relationship with Johnny Manziel. Though I will remain a friend and Johnny supporter, and he knows I have worked tirelessly to arrange a number of professional options for him to continue to pursue, it has become painfully obvious that his future rests solely in his own hands. His family and I have gone to great lengths to outline the steps we feel he must take to get his life in order. Accountability is the foundation of any relationship, and without it the function of my work is counterproductive. I truly wish the best for Johnny and sincerely hope he can, and will, find the kind of peace and happiness he deserves.”
Burkhardt has been among those trying to help Manziel choose a course of accountability and recovery, which he has resisted to this point— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) February 5, 2016
Manziel's future in the NFL is tenuous, so maybe he doesn't need an agent for the time being. But in all seriousness, despite rumors that the Cowboys and a few other teams might have interest in him, Manziel needs to address a number of issues off the field before he's back on it.
[h/t Pro Football Talk]
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