Johnny Manziel and his former lawyer Bob Hinton have parted ways after Hinton leaked details suggesting Manziel was seeking a plea deal in his domestic violence case.
Hinton sent an accidental message to the Associated Press claiming that the former Cleveland Browns quarterback’s legal team was seeking a deal, but “Heaven help us if one of the conditions is to pee in a bottle.” (PHOTOS: Check Out The Model Manziel Scooped Up During Unemployment)
Manziel’s publicist Denise Michaels announced Monday morning that Hinton was no longer on Manziel’s legal team. (SLIDESHOW: This Gorgeous OlympianLoves To Show Off Lots Of Skin)
Johnny Manziel’s lead attorney Jim Darnell today confirmed to me withdrawal of associate counsel Bob Hinton from Manziel case.
— Denise C Michaels (@denisecmichaels) June 27, 2016
Johnny Manziel’s publicist. https://t.co/JoMW604LLw
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) June 27, 2016
Manziel has been charged with misdemeanor assault after allegedly hitting his ex-girlfriend Colleen Crowley. (RELATED: Johnny Manziel Officially Indicted. Read The Report)
The former Heisman winner is a free agent, and it’s highly unlikely he’ll be back in the NFL by the start of the 2016 season.