Johnny Manziel's attorney, Bob Hinton, texted sensitive information to the Associated Press by accident Wednesday, according to the AP. The lengthy, clearly-intended-to-be-private text pertained to Manziel's ongoing assault case and his struggle to stay away from drugs.
Hinton reportedly thought he was texting a fellow attorney on the case and threatened to sue the AP if certain details were published. Good luck with that.
In the text, Hinton said he had been forwarded a receipt that indicated Manziel may have purchased more than $1,000 at a drug paraphernalia store only 15 hours after he was involved in a hit-and-run crash. Manziel's spokesperson called the receipt "a rumor."
Hinton also said he was seeking a plea deal in Manziel's assault case, but he wasn't sure the former Heisman Trophy winner could stay clean.
"Heaven help us if one of the conditions is to pee in a bottle," Hinton wrote.
Manziel hasn't been able to stay out of trouble, but his corner continues claiming he's focused on returning to the NFL.
"His immediate plans are to start getting ready for football," another of Manziel's attorneys, Jim Darnell, said June 8. "We're working on it."
Manziel, the former first-round pick, was released by the Browns in March. He has since been charged with misdemeanor assault stemming from a fight with his ex-girlfriend. He has also been sued for trashing a rental home, and Manziel's friends have called his situation "a crisis."
Manziel's father seems hopeful that his "druggie" son will end up in prison.
It seems highly unlikely any NFL team will offer Manziel a deal to play in the league in 2016. It also seems highly unlikely Bob Hinton will remain his attorney.
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