Johnny Manziel Reportedly Involved in Hit-and-Run, Picked Up by Josh Gordon

Matt Fitzgerald@@MattFitz_geraldCorrespondent IIIApril 13, 2016

KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 27: Johnny Manziel #2 of the Cleveland Browns rushes the ball at Arrowhead Stadium during the third quarter of the game agains the Kansas City Chiefs on December 27, 2015 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images)
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Troubled quarterback Johnny Manziel was reportedly a passenger in a car involved in an alleged hit-and-run this past Saturday night at approximately 10:45 PT on the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles.

TMZ Sports reported the news Wednesday, indicating Manziel was picked up by former Cleveland Browns teammate Josh Gordon. TMZ added the car was reportedly driven by Manziel's good friend, Ryan Silverstein, whose vehicle struck a light pole.  

The Los Angeles Police Department interviewed Manziel about the incident, per TMZ. The report also indicated Manziel and Silverstein fled the scene on foot and were picked up by Gordon before returning to the site of the accident, where witnesses recognized Silverstein as the driver.

Silverstein is being investigated for misdemeanor hit-and-run, per the report.

Although Manziel and Gordon aren't being accused of any criminal wrongdoing, per TMZ's sources, neither player's bid to return to the NFL gridiron would be helped by yet another unsavory off-field incident.

In fact, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Manziel's new agent, Drew Rosenhaus, told the quarterback he needed to clean up or Rosenhaus would no longer represent the free agent. 

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After Manziel told TMZ on the night the alleged hit-and-run occurred he was living with fellow Texas A&M product and Denver Broncos Super Bowl MVP Von Miller, ESPN.com news services reported Monday that he was living with Gordon, not Miller.

Multiple stories have since debunked the report that Manziel and Gordon are living together, the first being from Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio. Cleveland.com's Mary Kay Cabot later provided confirmation.

Manziel was released by the Browns earlier this offseason and hasn't signed elsewhere yet. The league suspended Gordon for the entire 2015 campaign, and he had his application for reinstatement rejected on Tuesday, per Cabot.

There's still a chance for Gordon to reapply for reinstatement on Aug. 1 and be eligible for the 2016 season, per Cabot, but continued association with Manziel won't help his cause.

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