The unraveling of Johnny Manziel continued Friday, when the Associated Press published a report based almost entirely on an accidental text message they received from Manziel's attorney. In that message, the attorney revealed how Manziel's legal team hopes to reach a plea deal in the domestic violence case involving his ex-girlfriend, and added that Manziel might've spent more than $1,000 at a drug paraphernalia store this week.
Shortly after the report dropped, Johnny Manziel's father spoke with ESPN's Josina Anderson about his son's struggles. Paul Manziel, who said in February that Manziel, 23, might not live until 24, told Anderson that Manziel is a "druggie" and that he hopes Manziel "goes to jail."
Here's Paul's full comment, which ESPN's Adam Schefter posted to Facebook:
"He's a druggie. It's not a secret that he's a druggie. I don't know what to say other than my son is a druggie and he needs help. He just hasn't seeked it yet. Hopefully he doesn't die before he comes to his senses. That's about all you can say. I don't know what else to say. I hate to say it but I hope he goes to jail. I mean, that would be the best place for him. So we'll see."
The former Browns quarterback faces up to a year in jail for a misdemeanor assault charge, so Paul Manziel might get his wish. However, based on what Johnny Manziel's attorney inadvertently told the AP in that text message, he might be able to reach a plea deal. The attorney wrote that he met with an administrative chief in the Dallas County District Attorney's Office and that "he is very interested in working with us to arrive at some agreement."
The former Heisman winner at Texas A&M appears to hold no future in the NFL. He struggled in two seasons with the Browns and never managed to avoid issues away from the field. To this point, Manziel's offseason has included getting cut from the Browns, being dropped by two agents, two separate hit-and-run incidents, a reported lawsuit after trashing a rental house, and a ton of partying.
In January, Manziel allegedly struck Colleen Crowley multiple times. According to her attorney, Manziel ruptured Crowley's eardrum.