Johnny Manziel’s agent, Erik Burkhardt, has dropped the Browns quarterback as a client, one day after police in Texas released a report in which Manziel’s ex-girlfriend accuses him of hitting her several times.
“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,” Burkhardt said in a statement.
Burkhardt added that he “will remain a friend and Johnny supporter” but “it has become painfully obvious that his future rests solely in his hands.”
Manziel, who has started eight games since he was selected in the first round of the 2014 draft, is expected to be released by the Browns at the start of the new league year in March.
- Dan Gartland