Report: Johnny Manziel’s friends concerned by ‘downward spiral’

Friends of Johnny Manziel are deeply concerned about his wellbeing, TMZ reports.
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Friends of Johnny Manziel are deeply concerned about his wellbeing, TMZ reports.

“He’s in a horrible downward spiral,” a source described as “very close” to Manziel told TMZ. The report also says the quarterback “has become even more reckless with his drug problem recently.”

“If he continues this way for much longer he will die,” another source told TMZ.

TMZ reported this weekend that Manziel was thrown out of a Las Vegas nightclub after allegedly punching someone. 

“I truly believe if they can’t get him help, he won’t live to see his 24th birthday,” Manziel’s father, Paul, told The Dallas Morning News in February. Manziel spent last off-season seeking treatment for substance abuse issues. 

Manziel was indicted earlier this month on misdemeanor domestic violence charges stemming from an incident with his ex-girlfriend, Colleen Crowley.

Crowley accused the Heisman Trophy winner of kidnapping, hitting and threatening to kill her in January. She alleged that the altercation began at a hotel, before he forced her into a car. She also said Manziel threatened to kill himself on the drive back to her apartment in Fort Worth, from where police were called.

He is currently a free agent after being released by the Browns in March.