Extra Points: Manziel, Brees, Lions

Typically, athletes and celebrities move on from their marketing companies and not the other way around. Unfortunately, in the case of Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel, he has been dumped by LeBron James’ marketing agency, as Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com writes.

We’ve decided to end our formal business relationship with Johnny,” said Maverick Carter, James’ long-time friend and business partner who runs LRMR. “I will continue to support and advise him as a friend. However, because Johnny needs to focus on personal growth, the next phase of his career and because LRMR continues to expand beyond marketing, we made the mutual decision that it was best to terminate our business relationship.”

Sources close to LRMR maintain that the firm is shifting toward more of a focus on managing James’ other business ventures and that a parting of ways with Manziel as a client has been planned for a while. However, Manziel’s most recent weekend of partying has apparently bumped up that timeline. To read more about LeBron’s on-court business, head to our sister site, HoopsRumors.com.

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7 comments on “Extra Points: Manziel, Brees, Lions

  1. JustaFan

    Come on down to Dallas Johnny Football. Ringmaster Jerry can always use another clown.

  2. defspc1979

    Johnny to lions for 4th round pick

    • Browns would be lucky to get a conditional pick for him. Manziel has potential (not to be an elite QB, but a serviceable starter) if he can figure out the off-field stuff. Kid has to realize that he’s going to be seen where ever he goes and that he has an image of a person who parties first and plays second. If he really wants to make a career out of this, he needs to stop with the partying.

  3. defspc1979

    Johnson to restrucure contract with stafford for 10 more yrs and sn upfront amount to get a decent running back and a slash quarterback

    • You do know there is a cap right? No player is going to restructure to a 10 year deal since there is a really good chance he won’t actually play out the contract. In order to convince a guy to do that (which would be stupid to even ask for a 10 year restructure in the first place) the upfront money would have to be good portion of the contract or the entire (or most of it, like 60-75%) would have to be guaranteed. Cap is determined by annual salary so a large upfront amount is going to result in a huge cap hit.

  4. wizard69

    I wish the owners would recognize the passion of their fans for their teams. I would rather my favorite game come in second place then have a clown like Manzano on the team. He costs other players on the team money because of his antics it costs money because of his antics! Cut the jerks quit drafting him in the first place and let’s get around it something we can all be proud of.

  5. Strauss

    Show the fans of Cleveland something and dump his ass! Put a bow on him and send him to Texas with a note “Enjoy Jerry. You asked for it”.

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