Johnny Manziel's agent dropped the QB, while his Dad drops a bold statement

The Johnny Manziel saga continues down an ugly path.

INDEPENDENCE-- Just days after Johnny Manziel was accused of hitting his ex-girlfriend and threatening suicide, things got even uglier for the Browns quarterback. 

On Friday morning, Manziel's agent, Erik Burkhardt, dropped the quarterback as a client, while his father, Paul Manziel, made some disturbing comments to the Dallas Morning News. 

After the weekend's incidents, Burkhardt made the following statement. 

"It is with deep regret that after several emotional and very personal discussions with his family, his doctors, and my client himself, I have made the decision to terminate my professional relationship with Johnny Manziel. Though I will remain a friend and Johnny supporter and he knows I have worked tirelessly to arrange a number of professional options for him to continue to pursue, it has become painfully obvious that his future rests solely in his own hands. His family and I have gone to great lengths to outline the steps we feel he must take to get his life in order. Accountability is the foundation of any relationship, and without it, the function of my work is counterproductive."

Following that news, Manziel's father told Kate Hairopoulos of the Dallas Morning News that he fears for his son's life. 

"I truly believe if they can't get him help, he won't live to see his 24th birthday," Paul Manziel told the Dallas Morning News. 

Paul Manziel told Hairopoulos as well that he tried to admit his son into Carrollton Springs Hosptial-- a psychiatric and chemical dependecy institution in Carrollton, TX-- on Tuesday, but Johnny Manziel refused to be admitted. 

Paul Manziel said too that he hopes the NFL can provide his son the help he needs.

The only person that didn't drop any words or statements on Johnny Manziel was his friend, LeBron James.

James, who's LRMR agency formerly represented Manziel before dropping him recently, said that he's been quoted enough on the situation and didn't want to address it much further. 

“I’ve already voiced my opinion on his situation in multiple quotes. I’m not going to do it again. I think that’s the last thing I need to be talking about is his incidents," James said. "That doesn’t make it any better. I wasn’t there. I don’t know what happened, so who am I to say he was right or he was wrong? I wasn’t there.”

Johnny Manziel denied all of the claims made by his ex-girlfriend Colleen Crowley amidst the incidents this weekend, including the accusations that he struck her, that he was on drugs and that he threatened to kill himself as well as her. 

He later said that he was stable and focused "100%" on football. 

The Browns are set to release Manziel on March 9, but it appears as though the quarterback has bigger problems to worry about before that time. 

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