Johnny Manziel might be on the road to redemption, but he just lost a major endorsement deal.
Nike spokesman Brian Strong revealed to ESPN that Manziel, who was signed by the Swoosh in March of 2014 to a multi-year deal, is no longer an endorser of the brand.
This marks the sixth contract Nike has terminated in the past three years. Johnny Football joins the likes of Lance Armstrong, Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson, Oscar Pistorius and most recently, Manny Pacquiao.
Nike called the partnership off sometime after the 2015-16 season, likely due to Johnny’s party boy ways and off-the-field legal issues.
Manziel is also currently being investigated by a grand jury and the NFL for allegedly assaulting his ex-girlfriend, Colleen Crowley. The case will be presented to the jury this week and an indictment could be announced as early as Monday.
Major deals aside, Manziel’s second marketing agent, Drew Rosenhaus, quit on Tuesday. Despite the day of bad news, the 23-year-old still has hope for his future in the NFL.
“I’m hoping to take care of the issues in front of me right now, so I can focus on what I have to do if I want to play in 2016. I also continue to be thankful to those who really know me and support me,” he said in a statement released Tuesday morning, according to USA Today.
If found guilty of assault, Manziel faces up to a year in jail and a $4,000 fine.
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Another L: Nike Terminated Its Contract With Johnny Manziel was originally published on globalgrind.com
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