Johnny Manziel’s attorney withdraws from case after accidental text

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Monday June 27th, 2016

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Johnny Manziel’s attorney, who accidentally texted the Associated Press about the former Cleveland Browns quarterback’s domestic violence case, has withdrawn from the case, according to

Last week, Hinton inadvertently delivered a text message to the AP that noted his doubts about the quarterback’s ability to stay clean. A receipt was also sent that may have indicated the quarterback spent more than $1,000 in drug paraphernalia.

Colleen Crowley, Manziel’s ex-girlfriend, has accused Manziel of hitting and threatening her during and incident in January. He faces a misdemeanor assault charge that carries a sentence of up to a year in jail and a $4,000 fine.

Manziel’s spokesman denied that the former Heisman Trophy winner was seeking a plea deal in his case.

Last week, Manziel’s father told ESPN that he wanted his son to get clean but called him “a druggie.”

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Manziel was also reportedly involved in a hit-and-run crash last week.

Manziel, who is currently a free agent, has reportedly been preparing to play football again in 2016 after being released by the Browns in March. 

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