Johnny Manziel’s lawyer, father raise concerns about drug use

Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner, has made news over the course of the past couple years for absolutely all the wrong reasons.

On January 30, Manziel got into a heated altercation with ex-girlfriend Colleen Crowley in a downtown Dallas hotel. After she told police Manziel hit and threatened to kill her, the Dallas Police Department opened a criminal investigation which culminated in the April 24 indictment of the then Browns quarterback by a Dallas grand jury on misdemeanor assault charges.

Bob Hinton, Manziel’s lawyer, was contacted by the Associated Press for comment on a recent hit-and-run involving Manziel.

Instead of hearing about the hit-and-run, the AP is saying it received a text regarding Manziel’s domestic violence case.

Text message accidentally sent to AP shows Johnny Manziel's lawyer is seeking plea deal in domestic violence case. https://t.co/PTHPpZzSy0

— The Associated Press (@AP) June 24, 2016

In the text, Hinton apparently mentioned the lack of confidence he had in Manziel’s ability to stay clean, that he’d received a receipt showing the purchase of over $1000 at a paraphernalia store following the hit-and-run and that he and his client were seeking a plea deal in the domestic violence case.

“Heaven help us if one of the conditions is to pee in a bottle,” he said.

Manziel’s own father, Paul, echoed concerns about the former NFL quarterback’s drug use, saying Manziel is a “druggie” and that jail may be the best place for him.

“He’s a druggie. It’s not a secret that he’s a druggie.” Paul said to ESPN’s Josina Anderson. “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.”

Another day, another fiasco for Johnny Football Failure.