Johnny Manziel accused of causing $20,000 in damage to rental home

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Johnny Manziel accused of causing $20,000 in damage to rental home
Friday April 15th, 2016

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Former Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel is being accused of causing “extensive damage” to a Los Angeles home he rented earlier in April, according to a letter drafted by the attorney representing the owner of the property.

ESPN first obtained the letter.

Manziel is accused of causing nearly $20,000 in damage, and the letter says “evidence suggests” Manziel and his friends were using drugs and alcohol.

“Despite Mr. Manziel's assurances to my client that the rental was to be used strictly for his own personal and private use, surveillance footage shows that Mr. Manziel threw large parties on both nights, causing extensive damage to the subject property,” the letter says.

A history of controversies surrounding Johnny Manziel

Manziel is accused of causing damages including a broken glass table, a broken door, wine stains and burn marks from cigarettes and marijuana. 

Manziel’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus, said on Wednesday he would drop the quarterback as a client if he does not seek treatment.

Manziel was released by the Browns in March after a string of off-field incidents. Manziel was in rehab for 10 weeks after his rookie season, and is currently under a grand jury investigation in Dallas for an alleged domestic assault.


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