LBS- According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Rosenhaus has terminated his relationship with Manziel unless the quarterback goes to rehab within five days for his alcoholism.
“I have terminated the standard representation with Johnny Manziel in the hopes of helping him get the treatment I believe he needs,” Rosenhaus said via Schefter. “I have informed him that if he takes the immediate steps I have outlined for him that I will rescind the termination and continue to represent him. Otherwise the termination will become permanent. There is a five-day window for me to rescind the termination. I’m hoping he takes the necessary steps to get his life back on track.”
Ha! And they say that sports agents are nothing more than money hungry slime-balls that value every excess cent over their client's well being. Could that be less true? Just look at this case right here. When it comes to representation Drew Rosenhaus is widely regarded as the biggest scumbag in all of professional sports. A man that will jeopardize careers by having his players hold out in hopes of getting so much as $5 more dollars tacked onto their contract. However, even he knows when a player's health is more important than his finances.
Dropping someone as profitable as the best alcoholic quarterback not in the NFL just to force his hand into getting treatment. Leaving all the money that Johnny Manziel can potential bring in when he's not hitting the club six nights a week on the table just so that he doesn't die of liver failure before he hits the age of 30? He may be a stickler at the negotiating table, but I'll be damned if Drew Rosenhaus isn't a man of ethics. I don't know how you view that statement, but it read to me like more of a plea than a threat. Just one man selflessly begging another man to do what's best for him, regardless of how it could effect his bank account. Drew Rosenhaus isn't just some penny pinching jew that jerks off to stacks of Benjamin Franklins, he's also quite the father figure. He's not playing hardball, he's showing tough love. He doesn't want Johnny back on the football field because it's what's best for his business, he wants him back on the football field because they don't serve liquor on the sidelines. It may go in contrast to everything he has ever done since getting into the money management business, but Drew Rosenhaus is finally doing what's best for his client - who seems to only have a passing interest in playing football - by preemptively cutting ties with him until his next public relations stunt that takes place in a rehab center.