Johnny Manziel’s Lawyer Mistakenly Texts Details About QB’s Plea Deal, Sobriety

June 24, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Bob Hinton had been representing Johnny Manziel and was reportedly seeking a plea deal in the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner's domestic violence case. However, Manziel's publicist Denise C Michaels announced on Monday that "Manziel’s lead attorney Jim Darnell today confirmed to me [the] withdrawal of [Hinton] from [the] Manziel case."
Hinton's original plan of action came to light when the Associated Press contacted him via text message on June 22 while searching for a response to a hit-and-run incident involving the embattled quarterback.
On June 24, the AP's Schuyler Dixon reported that Hinton accidentally replied, "Heaven help us if one of the conditions is to pee in a bottle."
"When asked about the text, Hinton said he had meant to send it to another attorney on the case and was unaware the AP had received it instead," Dixon wrote. "He insisted the contents were protected by attorney-client privilege and threatened to su...

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