Johnny Manziel may have been unemployed for the last 10 months, but that didn’t stop him from spending around $35,000 in the run-up to his birthday.
The disgraced NFL quarterback landed in Miami, Florida on Thursday, hitting up clubs every night while parking himself at tables with $10,000 minimums, it is claimed.
He’s already racked up a considerable bill ordering a ‘parade’ of alcohol, some of which is priced at an eye-watering $3,250 a bottle, with more extravagant partying expected on his 24th birthday on Tuesday, sources told Page Six.
In 2014, Manziel signed a four-year contract with the Cleveland Browns worth a reported $8.245million, and kept $6.7 million despite being dropped just two years in.
Johnny Manziel may have been unemployed for the last 10 months, but that didn’t stop him from spending $35,000 in the run-up to his birthday, according to Page Six
Manziel was spotted horsing around on the luxurious Fontainebleau Miami Beach with several male friends on Monday, wearing a black t-shirt, khaki shorts, and several gold necklaces
Manziel was spotted horsing around on the luxurious Fontainebleau Miami Beach with several male friends on Monday, wearing a black t-shirt, khaki shorts, and several gold necklaces.
Sources said Manziel started the celebrations on Thursday at the LIV nightclub, where he ordered Armand de Brignac Champagne, a famed nightlife status symbol.
Manziel reportedly spent $5,000 – and considering a gold-plated 30-liter bottle can cost up to $110,000 including tip, his bill may have been relatively modest.
But he upped the ante the next two nights, appearing at the Rockwell nightclub where tables come with a $10,000 minimum, sources said.
On Sunday night, Manziel is said to have paid $10,000 for a table upon his return to LIV, where DJ Khaled was celebrating his birthday alongside big names like Asap Rocky, Future, Lil Wayne, and Kendall Jenner.
The disgraced quarterback was drafted by the Browns as the 22nd overall pick but soon faced problems both on and off the field.
The 23-year-old also scored some of the most coveted and lucrative endorsement deals from Nike, McDonald’s, MusclePharm, and Snickers, among many others.
The disgraced quarterback was drafted by the Browns as the 22nd overall pick but faced problems both on and off the field
But The 2012 Heisman Trophy winner was better known for his partying than his actual game play, and the Browns dropped him in March.
Despite playing in just 14 games over the course of his two-year professional career, Manziel was allowed to keep a majority of the money from his reported $8.25million contract.
But his lifestyle proves to be expensive.
He was most recently accused of attacking bar-back Eric Newton at the New York New York bar in September, according to a lawsuit filed on November 28 in Travis County, Texas.
The alleged victim requested up to $1million in damages and a jury trial in the case.
By Aaron Duncan