Nike Terminates Johnny Manziel's Contract

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Nike Terminates Johnny Manziel's Contract

Johnny Manziel's partying days are numbered because his main source of income just got cut off. Nike has officially terminated Manziel's contract.


The former Cleveland Browns quarterback had already been dumped by his original contract agent, Erik Burkhardt, and his marketing agent, Maverick Carter. His second contract agent, Drew Rosenhaus, left him on Tuesday, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. Now Manziel has lost his biggest marketing deal.

Nike spokesman Brian Strong told ESPN that Manziel, who was signed by the shoe and apparel giant in March 2014 to a multiyear deal, is no longer an endorser of the brand.

Nike Terminates Johnny Manziel's Contract

Sources said Nike terminated the deal some time after the NFL season ended.

This is the sixth contract Nike has terminated in the past three-and-a-half years. Those whose deals were ended prematurely include Lance Armstrong, Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson, Oscar Pistorius and Manny Pacquiao.

There's a great lessoned to be learned here by young athletes. If you stop doing what put you in the position to take care of your family and play sports at the highest level possible, it will be taken from you just as fast as it was given.

Johnny Manziel has no NFL contract, no agent, no athletic brand endorsement, and a pending domestic violence case. On the bright side, he does have some photos with Drake and his contact saved. That's gotta be worth something right?

Source: ESPN