After Johnny Manziel’s latest incident, in which he allegedly struck his ex-girlfriend several times during a dispute, Manziel’s NFL future looks cloudy.
Perhaps the most damning evidence came on Friday morning, when his agent, Erik Burkhardt, released a statement, saying he’s parting ways with Manziel.
“It is deep regret that, after several personal and very emotional discussions with his family, his doctors, and my client himself, I have made the decision to terminate my professional relationship with Johnny Manziel,” Burkhardt’s statement began.
Burkhardt then added a sobering note about Manziel’s future — after a string of incidents off the field, Manziel’s future rests solely in his own hands, and nobody else can help him.
Here’s the entire statement:
Bleacher Report’s Mike Freeman noted how big of a deal this is:
I don’t know if people understand how rare it is for an agent to dump a player. It almost never happens.
— mike freeman (@mikefreemanNFL) February 5, 2016
ESPN’s Adam Schefter said Friday morning that Manziel has “destroyed his value around the league.”
Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com said it’s without question that Manziel is done in Cleveland:
This comes after the Browns had released their most damning statement this week, essentially calling Manziel a distraction to the team.
There’s little doubt that Manziel is done with the Browns, and it seems as if he’ll have a hard time making it on an NFL roster next season.
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