Johnny Manziel's family is so concerned about his well-being that they are legitimately worried the Browns quarterback could tragically self-destruct.
"I truly believe if they can't get him help, he won't live to see his 24th birthday," Paul Manziel, the quarterback's father, told The Dallas Morning News.
The elder Manziel says his son has declined to stay at a rehabilitation facility to address his off-the-field issues.
Paul Manziel said that he tried to have his son admitted Tuesday to Carrollton Springs Hospital, but that Johnny was allowed to leave. Paul Manziel said that he is upset that his son was allowed to walk away after Paul told a Denton County Sherriff officer that he believed Johnny to be suicidal. Carrollton Springs is a 45-bed psychiatric and chemical dependency hospital in Carrollton, providing inpatient and outpatient treatment to adults suffering from mental illness and/or addiction, according to its website.
Earlier Friday, Manziel's agent Erik Burkhardt announced he would no longer represent Manziel after repeated attempts to get his increasingly erratic behavior under control.
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