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Former Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel’s lawyer, Bob Hinton, accidentally texted the Associated Press.
He confirmed that his legal team was working on a plea bargain in Manziel’s domestic violence case.
He expressed concern over Manziel’s ability to stay clean.
He also said he had received a receipt that shows Manziel may have spent more than $1,000 at a drug paraphernalia store just 15 hours after he was involved in a hit-and-run crash.
The charges stem from an incident in January that involved ex-girlfriend Coleen Crowley.
Manziel continues to find himself in trouble amid rumors of persisting substance abuse issues.
The accidental text was sent Wednesday after the AP asked for comment via text about Monday night’s crash.
When asked about the text, Hinton said it was intended for co-counsel Jim Darnell and he was unaware the AP had received it instead.
He insisted the contents of the text were protected by attorney-client privilege and threatened to sue if details were made public.
BREAKING: Manziel's lawyer accidentally texts AP, confirms he is seeking plea deal in assault case, worries about QB's ability to stay clean
— AP NFL (@AP_NFL) June 24, 2016