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Johnny Manziel's Friends Worry For His Life (Photos)

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Friends and loved ones reportedly reveal they fear NFL quarterback Johnny Manziel's alcohol and drug use may endanger his life.

“If he continues this way for much longer he will die," one source told TMZ.

Close friends explain Manziel’s alleged drug use has gotten out of control, with him now even publicly exhibiting his instability in front of strangers.

"He's too much of a risk," one nightclub source told TMZ after Manziel reportedly got into a fight in Las Vegas. "He's a good guy, but he's a f------ mess."

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Although his close friends tried to stage a confrontation, Manziel allegedly refuses help.

"He flipped out and would not hear it,” said an anonymous individual who knows him.

"He's in a horrible downward spiral," another person added.

His friends’ concerns are just some of many people have expressed in the past few months.

Even Manziel’s father is worried, the Dallas Morning News reports.

"I truly believe if they can't get him help, he won't live to see his 24th birthday," his father, Paul Manziel, told the Dallas Morning News in February.

Meanwhile, Manziel's agent -- Erik Burkhardt -- ended their professional relationship because of his issues, saying:

"It is with deep regret that after several emotional and very personal discussions with his family, his doctors, and my client himself, I have made the decision to terminate my professional relationship with Johnny Manziel

"Though I will remain a friend and Johnny supporter and he knows I have worked tirelessly to arrange a number of professional options for him to continue to pursue, it has become painfully obvious that his future rests solely in his own hands. His family and I have gone to great lengths to outline the steps we feel he must take to get his life in order. Accountability is the foundation of any relationship, and without it, the function of my work is counterproductive."

In January, Manziel’s former girlfriend filed a police report alleging he had hit her repeatedly.

Manziel’s father tried to get him hospitalized at the time, but was unsuccessful.

"I'm completely stable," Manziel said. "I'm safe and secure."

Sources: TMZ, Dallas Morning News / Photo credit: Shutterbug459 via Wikimedia Commons
 

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