Johnny Manziel reportedly fell out of favor in Cleveland as a member of the Browns, and now it appears the same has happened as a business partner with LeBron James' marketing agency, LRMR, according to Cleveland.com.
According to the report, a shift in focus toward James' business deals likely would have led to a breakup eventually, his partying ways appears to have escalated the process.
"We've decided to end our formal business relationship with Johnny," said Maverick Carter, James' long-time friend and business partner who runs LRMR, the agency which until now had represented Manziel in endorsement deals, according to Cleveland.com.
"I will continue to support and advise him as a friend," Carter said. "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."
James expressed concern for Manziel "individually," per Cleveland.com and said the quarterback will figure it out "at some point."
Whether a change of scenery helps move that process along or not remains to be seen. The Dallas Cowboys are expected to be interested if Manziel does become available this summer.
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