This comes after his agent, Erik Burkhardt, announced that he has parted ways with him.
Cole mentions that Manziel needs to seek more treatment for alcohol abuse, as there are reportedly strong indications from people around the quarterback that he’s drinking “significantly.”
Cole has spoken to people around the NFL who believe he will need to take a year off and get himself straight in an attempt to get his career back on track.
Beyond that, Paul Manziel, the father of Manziel, stated Friday he’s concerned that his son may not live to be 24 if he doesn’t get the help he needs.
Kate Hairopoulos of the Dallas Morning News provided comments from the elder Manziel, who said his son refused admittance to rehabilitation facilities twice over the past week. He doesn’t think that paints a promising picture moving forward.
“I truly believe if they can’t get him help, he won’t live to see his 24th birthday,” Paul Manziel said, via Kate Hairopoulos of the Dallas Morning News.
It’s worth mentioning that both Dallas and Fort Worth police are not pressing charges against Manziel his role in the incident.
Manziel, 23, is in the second year of his four-year, $8,247,250 rookie contract that included $6,702,625 guaranteed. He’ll make a base salary of $794,936 this season and another $1,169,872 in 2016.
In 2015, Manziel appeared in nine games and threw for 1,500 yards while completing 57.8 percent of his passes to go along with seven touchdowns and five interceptions. Manziel also ran for 230 yards. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 31 quarterback out of 36 qualifying players.
We’ll have more regarding Manziel as the news is available.