Lawyer withdraws from Manziel case after texting mishap
On Friday, the Associated Press published a text message that one of Johnny Manziel’s lawyers had accidentally sent to the news organization. Today, that lawyer is no longer representing Manziel.
The lawyer, Bob Hinton, said in the text that he had a receipt indicating Manziel had spent more than $1,000 at a drug paraphernalia shop, and suggested that if Manziel is required to undergo drug testing, he won’t pass. Today, Manziel spokeswoman Denise Michaels wrote on Twitter that Manziel’s lead attorney, Jim Darnell, said Hinton has withdrawn as an associate counsel in the Manziel case.
Manziel is currently facing a host of legal issues, the most serious of which is a domestic violence allegation brought by his ex-girlfriend.
Michaels also said this morning that Darnell insists Manziel will not plead guilty.