LeBron James hopes Manziel can turn things around

HOUSTON (AP) LeBron James hopes Johnny Football can get back to the player he was in college.

The Cavaliers superstar dropped Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel as a business client earlier this month after his numerous off-the-field issues. But he's still rooting for the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner to turn things around.

James says Friday: ''The only concern for everyone is to see him back on the football field, but doing it at a professional level and being able to get back to the caliber of player that he was back when he was an Aggie.''

Manziel's endorsement deals had been handled by James' LRMR management company since he was drafted in the NFL.

James was asked if he'd consider taking Manziel on as a client in the future. He instead focused on Manziel's well-being, saying: ''What's most important is him getting things in order for him individually and then the sport side of thing will take care of itself.''

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