Johnny Manziel Fires Lawyer After He Sent Incriminating Texts To The Associated Press About His Drug Use


Few days ago, former Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel had an unfortunate incident that could only happen to him when his lawyer accidentally sent texts to the Associated Press stating how much money Manziel spends on drugs.

The text message came from defense lawyer Bob Hinton:

“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.”

On Monday, Manziel fired that Lawyer according to TMZ.

“Now, Manziel’s rep, Denise Michaels, says Hinton is no longer a part of Manziel’s legal team.

“Johnny Manziel’s lead attorney Jim Darnell today confirmed to me withdrawal of associate counsel Bob Hinton from Manziel case.”

Think before you text.


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