Johnny Manziel owes $31,500 for damage to house during wild parties, rental company claims
Johnny Manziel owes a lot of money after trashing a rental house during two nights of wild partying earlier this month, according to the attorney for the company that owns the property.
A letter written by that attorney, Niki Ghazian, and sent to Manziel’s lawyer asks for $31,580 from the former Cleveland Browns quarterback for “extensive damage” to the $4.5-million West Hollywood property.
“Despite Mr. Manziel’s assurances to my client that the rental was to be used strictly for his own personal and private use, surveillance footage shows that Mr. Manziel threw large parties on both nights, causing extensive damage to the subject property,” Ghazian wrote in the letter, according to USA Today.
Manziel rented the home from LA Exotic Life from April 4-6 and agreed to pay an extra $5,000 a night if more than 15 people stayed there. That fee is included in the amount demanded in the letter, as well as $8,500 for wine stains in the master bedroom, $8,000 for burn marks on the carpet, $2,400 for a broken glass table, $650 for a broken bathroom door and $30 for broken glasses.
Company owner Nicholas Goodwin told the New York Post he arrived two hours after checkout time to find the house in disarray.
“Manziel was passed out,” Goodwin said. “There was cocaine all over the kitchen table, and mushrooms were still out on the table in front of him. There was booze everywhere ... broken glasses over the floor and a Champagne glass in a tree.”
Manziel has yet to comment on the reports.
On Wednesday, agent Drew Rosenhaus said he would drop Manziel as a client unless he takes specific steps to turn his life around within five days. As of Friday, Rosenhaus said he has yet to see signs of that happening.
“Unfortunately there hasn’t been any movement toward getting help or seeking treatment that I’m aware of,” Rosenhaus said on “PFT Live.” “I’m trying diligently to recommend this to Johnny. I’m not the first one, certainly not the only one. There are a lot of friends and family and people that want the best for this young man. He’s got a plan, it’s just different than the one he and I talked about and what I would recommend to him.”
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