Johnny Manziel’s apparent fall from grace has dominated sports news as of late and headlines just keep coming from the young quarterback. A high-interest domestic abuse allegation involving Manziel’s former girlfriend started out this new wave of scandal and finally, Manziel was cut from the Cleveland Browns last week.
The latest in this series of headlines has come linked to another high-profile player, LeBron James. James has been a supporter and mentor to the quarterback since he was drafted to the Browns in 2014. The two have been close in recent years, both residing and playing in James’ homestate of Ohio.
However, lately, it seems that Manziel has begun to turn a deaf ear to his former mentor.
“When he had LeBron James as a mentor, texting him all the time, hanging out at his house watching football, and Johnny didn’t listen to his advice? That’s when I knew he had a problem,” one of Manziel’s former coaches said to Sports Illustrated.
In January, James’ sports marketing agency cut ties with Manziel.
In light of everything that’s happened to the media-magnet quarterback, it probably wouldn’t hurt to have a mentor who knows how to deal with this sort of things, as LeBron certainly does, but it seems as though Manziel doesn’t feel that way.
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