CLEVELAND – LeBron James and his business partners will no longer work with Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel.
A spokesman for James said the sides mutually agreed to end their relationship, which began shortly after Manziel was drafted into the NFL.
Cleveland.com first reported that James’ LRMR marketing was cutting ties with Manziel, who missed Cleveland’s season finale Sunday after he was spotted partying in Las Vegas over the weekend. Browns owner Jimmy Haslam said the 23-year-old Manziel missed a medical treatment Sunday as part of concussion protocol he’s following. Manziel was back at the team’s facility Monday for exit meetings.
Earlier on Wednesday, James expressed concern for Manziel “individually.” James said he wasn’t sure of all the details on Manziel’s latest escapades, but called it “a distraction.”
James added, “He’ll figure it out at some point. We all hope.”