Manziel’s Lawyer “Accidentally” Sent Texts to AP Showing How Much He Spent on Drugs
It’s pretty much set in stone that former Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel won’t see an NFL field for any team this upcoming 2016 season, especially after his lawyer inadvertently sent incriminating texts to the associated press.
“A text message accidentally sent to The Associated Press shows that Johnny Manziel’s lawyer is seeking a plea deal in his domestic violence case, but has doubts about the quarterback’s ability to stay clean.The text message is from defense attorney Bob Hinton. It was transmitted after an AP reporter contacted him asking for comment about a hit-and-run crash Manziel was involved in Monday night.Hinton writes: “Heaven help us if one of the conditions is to pee in a bottle.”The text also says Hinton was given a receipt by a colleague that purports to show Manziel spent more than $1,000 at a drug paraphernalia shop 15 hours after the crash.Hinton also wrote that he had been emailed a “heads up” receipt “which purports to reflect” that Manziel made a purchase of $1,018.77 at a Gas Pipe store at 12:03 p.m. on Tuesday, less than a day after his crash. A manager at a Gas Pipe location not far from where Manziel’s crash was reported declined to discuss whether he bought anything there. A sign in the store says ID is required for purchases above $200.
“I don’t know if the receipt is legitimate or not,” Hinton responded when asked about it by the AP. “I just know that it doesn’t say Johnny’s name on it anywhere that I can see. It’s just that somebody in that store, I guess, circulated that to the other store managers and employees saying, ‘Guess who was here today and spent this amount of money.’ That’s all I know.”
What else could possibly go wrong for Manziel? Now that his lawyer is getting him into even more trouble than he’s already in, I guess the answer is EVERYTHING.