Johnny Manziel can’t seem to avoid trouble these days, but his legal counsel isn’t exactly doing its best to keep things on the down-low.
Manziel’s lawyer, Bob Hinton, accidentally sent a text to the Associated Press that confirmed the former Cleveland Browns quarterback is seeking a plea deal in his domestic violence case and revealed Manziel’s camp is very concerned about its client’s recent behavior.
“Heaven help us if one of the conditions is to pee in a bottle,” Hinton wrote in the text message.
According to the AP, Hinton sent the text Wednesday after the news organization reached out to him for comment on Manziel’s hit-and-run car accident Monday. Hinton claimed he meant to send the text to another attorney.
There’s plenty more from Hinton’s lengthy text, including the revelation that Manziel may have spent more than $1,000 on drug paraphernalia shortly after his hit-and-run incident based on a gas station receipt emailed to him as a “heads up.”
This bizarre development is the latest of many for Manziel, who is accused of assaulting former girlfriend Colleen Crowley in an incident in January. He had a hearing scheduled Friday, and Manziel’s lawyers reportedly are “pushing for leniency” as the 23-year-old continues to struggle with substance abuse.
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