Troubled quarterback Johnny Manziel has five days to check in (to rehab) — or his agent, Drew Rosenhaus, is checking out. Rosenhaus said he told Manziel he has terminated the standard representation contract that he now has with the former Heisman winner — and he plans to make that termination permanent in five days. “I wasn’t walking into an easy situation, but it has descended. It has consistently gotten worse,” Rosenhaus said on SiriusXM Wednesday night. Any reader of TMZ already knew that, as Johnny Football has been quaffing and clubbing pretty hard in LA since being dumped by the Browns.
Rosenhaus surely has concerns for Manziel’s health, and he clearly doesn’t want the tough love to be too tough — hence the 5-day warning. But the agent has more than just altruism in mind when it comes to trying to save Manziel. There’s also a pragmatic business reason for letting Manziel fend for himself out there: it’s simply not a very lucrative job to represent an athlete no team wants to sign.