LeBron James’ business manager used to also rep Johnny Manziel during his days in Cleveland. Unfortnately, things didn’t work out. Johnny’s exit from the Cleveland Browns and the issues that followed resulted in Maverick Carter ended his professional relationship with the quarterback. However, Carter says the end of the partnership might only be a temporary thing.
During an interview with GQ, Carter was questioned about Manziel. He says he has no regrets about backing Johnny. In fact, he’s completely willing to help Johnny turn his career around if Manziel chooses that path. Carter says he’ll be there for Johnny for a lifetime.
GQ: Do you regret managing Johnny Manziel?
Carter: No, I don’t regret it. I met Johnny and liked him. He obviously was who he was coming out, which is gigantic. I feel like we did a great job with Johnny and helped him a lot. But he was his biggest opponent. He’s a very intelligent guy—he’s just his biggest opponent. Still is. But to this day, if he called me, I’d go help him in a second. So that’s another reason why I can’t regret it: I made relationships with him and his family that’ll probably last a lifetime.
Manziel was released from the Browns earlier this year. There were rumors he had to sleep off hangovers in back rooms at the training facility. Since then, he’s been a man of leisure and a regular on the party scene.