Johnny Manziel likely will be cut by the Cleveland Browns next month. If and when that happens, the quarterback’s search for a new team will take place without the help of agent Erik Burkhardt, who announced Friday he’s dropping Manziel as a client.
“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,” Burkhardt said in a statement.
“I truly wish the best for Johnny and sincerely hope he can, and will, find the kind of peace and happiness he deserves.”
Ex-girlfriend Colleen Crowley accused Manziel of striking her several times last weekend. The Fort Worth and Dallas police departments have closed their investigation of the alleged incident without charging Manziel with any crime.
Manziel denied assaulting Crowley during an interview with TMZ.
Earlier this week, the Browns released a statement indicating they will release the first-round pick from 2014 once they can make roster moves in March.