Drew Rosenhaus to Johnny Manziel: Get treatment or I'm done with you
Johnny Manziel just received an ultimatum from his agent
For the second time in two months, Johnny Manziel is on the verge of being fired by his own agent.
Drew Rosenhaus, who's been representing Manziel since March 19, announced on Wednesday that he's going to cut ties with Manziel unless the quarterback agrees to enter treatment.
"I have terminated the standard representation with Johnny Manziel in the hopes of helping him get the treatment I believe he needs," Rosenhaus told Adam Schefter.
If Manziel agrees to get treatment, then Rosenhaus will stay on board as Manziel's agent.
"I have informed him that if he takes the immediate steps I have outlined for him that I will rescind the termination and continue to represent him," Rosenhaus said. "Otherwise the termination will become permanent. There is a five-day window for me to rescind the termination. I'm hoping he takes the necessary steps to get his life back on track."
If Rosenhaus is giving Manziel five business days, that means he'll have until April 20 to make a decision on whether or not to enter treatment, although that date could be as soon as April 18.
Rosenhaus' ultimatum comes almost exactly one year after Manziel's first stint in treatment ended. During the 2015 offseason, Manziel spent just over two months in treatment in a stint that started in late January and ended on April 11.
If Manziel does get dumped by Rosenhaus, it will be the second time this offseason that he's been dropped by his agent. Manziel's former agent, Erik Burkhardt, cut ties with him on Feb. 5 after police in Texas began investigating Manziel for a possible domestic violence incident that occurred on January 30.
Manziel also had a run-in with police in Los Angeles on April 9. According to the LAPD, Manziel was the passenger in an alleged hit-and-run incident.
Johnny Football hasn't just been dealing with Johnny Law this offseason, he's also turned into Johnny Party.
Since being cut by the Browns on March 11, Manziel has been spending most of his time on the party circuit. Over the past month, Manziel has been splitting his party time between Las Vegas, Los Angeles and Miami.
If Manziel wants to continue his career, he's going to need to listen to Rosenhaus. CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora reported in March that NFL teams won't be interested in Manziel until he makes "some major life changes and makes real strides towards sobriety," and that's not likely going to happen if he's splitting his time between LA and Vegas.
Apparently, Manziel finally understands that.
Rosenhaus told SiriusXM NFL Radio on Wednesday that Manziel is already headed back to his home state of Texas.
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