Ex-Browns QB Johnny Manziel Involved in Hit-and-Run in L.A.
TMZ: Johnny Manziel passenger in alleged hit-and-run, picked up by Josh Gordon https://t.co/AH5aNizwWC
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Embattled NFL quarterback Johnny Manziel was involved in a hit-and-run accident in Los Angeles over the weekend, reports have confirmed.
TMZ reported that Manziel was in the passenger side of his friend's car when their vehicle struck a light pole.
There were no injuries and no other vehicles involved in the wreck on Sunset Boulevard, a Los Angeles spokesperson told USA Today Sports.
Police sources told TMZ the two men fled the scene on foot and their friend, Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon, picked them up.
They returned to the scene shortly after, and that’s when Manziel allegedly admitted to police that he was riding in the car.
The driver could be the one facing charges, though, since he was identified by witnesses as the one behind the wheel.
Manziel was released by the Browns last month after two tumultuous seasons.
His agent, Drew Rosenhaus, said in an interview yesterday that he terminated his contract with the quarterback, stating he believes Manziel must turn around his life by seeking help.
"I don't think I can express it enough -- it's a life-and-death situation," Rosenhaus said on SiriusXM NFL Radio. "I'm not talking about football anymore. I'm talking about a young man who's in trouble."