Manziel Loses Nike Endorsement

According to Darren Rovell of ESPN, Johnny Manziel lost his Nike endorsement deal shortly after the 2015 NFL season, and now word is out.

From ESPN:

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.

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

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.

The train is off the rails and his people are tucking and rolling out of it as it speeds toward its fiery grave. Man, this sucks. Manziel articles used to be fun to write. We celebrated his drinking, partying, carefree attitude, and his hot TCU girlfriend. Now I hate it and hope he doesn’t read them (ily, Johnny).

I’m not sure what’s left to say at this point that hasn’t already been said. Nike dumps Johnny after last season for his excessive partying and drinking, alleged domestic abuse, missing mandatory team functions, etc., but for some reason keeps it under wraps until he shows up to Coachella looking like the guy you buy shitty coke from?

I don’t even want to read the next chapter.

[via ESPN]

  1. SNUBonny

    Dorn lost his Toys “R” Us endorsement after some unsettling footage near the Hot Wheels section came to light in 2013.

    8 years ago at 12:12 am
    1. Warhawk Strut

      His dad was in the news a couple months back saying he kept trying to get Johnny to check back into rehab or get some help. “I truly believe if they can’t get him help, he won’t live to see his 24th birthday.”

      8 years ago at 9:08 am
  2. Zezima

    There has to be some sort of record to be had for the number of Manziel articles lately.

    8 years ago at 12:15 am
    1. Abe_Froman

      Well let’s see.. People are interested, so they click on the article. More page views means more advertising revenue. Ya know, capitalism.

      8 years ago at 8:19 am
  3. Mister Sinatra

    I know we joke about alcoholism a lot on this website, but seriously you guys, if you or a friend gets even close to this level of dependence, get help. People care about you, and you’re hurting more than just yourself. Sorry for getting sentimental, but this shit hits close to home for some of us.

    8 years ago at 12:16 am
    1. alexfratbek

      Well said man. I’m sure a lot, if not most of us have had a father/close relative struggle with addiction problems. No shame in admitting you need help sometimes.

      8 years ago at 12:41 am
    2. PrincipalMaxAnderson

      Thank you for taking this seriously. Manziel’s alcoholism used to be kind of funny, but now that it’s real, it’s heart breaking. Especially to see all the people that look out for him.

      8 years ago at 1:34 am
    3. golfs_finest

      Remember when we basked in the glory of Johnny Manziel? So sad to see it all turn out this way. I really do hope he ends up okay and not some Lindsay Lohan esque true hollywood story.

      8 years ago at 1:48 am
      1. phi psi guy

        Nothing makes me happier than to see how I was right from the start. manzel is a bust got lucky in collage and will continue to fail for the rest of his life. the browns were stupid to even try for this guy. even if he was good on the field he wouldn’t have the sense to keep out of jail for even a year. you guys need to stop idolizing fuck ups like this guy was

        8 years ago at 10:07 am