Johnny Manziel’s Agent Parts Ways with QB: Latest Comments, Reaction

February 5, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Erik Burkhardt, who served as the agent for Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel, announced Friday he's ending his professional relationship with the 23-year-old amid Manziel's continued off-field issues.
Adam Schefter of ESPN.com first reported the news. Michael David Smith of Pro Football Talk passed along the full statement from Burkhardt:
It is with deep regret that, after several emotional and very personal discussions with his family, his doctors, and my client himself, I have made the decision to terminate my professional relationship with Johnny Manziel. Though I will remain a friend and Johnny supporter, and he knows I have worked tirelessly to arrange a number of professional options for him to continue to pursue, it has become painfully obvious that his future rests solely in his own hands. His family and I have gone to great lengths to outline the steps we feel he must take to get his life in order. Accountability is the foundation of any relationship, and ...

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